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Shavu’ot is one of the most significant holidays on the Jewish calendar. The word shavu’ot translates in Hebrew to “weeks,” lending credence to one of its more recognizable names, the “Festival of Weeks.” In the Greek, the word translates to P...

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Just outside the Old City of Jerusalem on Mount Zion is the Upper Room, or the Cenacle. This structure has been regarded as the traditional site of the Last Supper since the fourth century AD. According to scripture, the Upper Room is where the Last Suppe...

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The festival of Pesach, more commonly known as Passover, commemorates the exodus of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt. This major festival not only celebrates national liberation, but also the strongly-held belief that God hears the cry of the ...

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Known by a handful of other names, such as Lake Kinneret, Lake of Gennesaret, and the Sea of Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee has a vibrant history dating back thousands of years. Straddling the ancient Via Maris (trade route) that connects Egypt with the nor...

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Purim is one of the most joyous holidays in the Jewish calendar. Meaning “lots” in ancient Persian, Purim is celebrated to commemorate the Jewish liberation from Haman, who was prime minister to the King Ahasuerus, ruler of the Persian Empire. This is...

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The second largest city in Israel, Tel Aviv is known as the “New York of Israel” for its standing as the commercial and financial center of the country. However, it can also be said that Tel Aviv shares New York’s moniker as “the city that never s...

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