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The Judean Desert – the Land of Monasteries

December 16, 2018

“The Desert of the Holy City” is a book written by Yizhar Hirschfeld, an archaeologist who studied the Byzantine period in the Judean Desert. This name describes the Judean Desert best – so close and yet so far from Jerusalem, the holy city. The caves in the rock served as retreats, the water springs were […]

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Naharayim at Gesher – a Place to Remember

November 18, 2018

Gesher = Bridge in English At the end of a winding road, passing through fields, date plantations and fish ponds, and facing the Gilead Mountains, lies a hidden gem. This is a strategic point by the banks of the Jordan River, with three impressive ancient bridges left to us by 3 empires that ruled the […]

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Hidden Gems in Israel

October 21, 2018

These are sites less traveled, but well worth a visit!   Gilboa Scenic Route – The beauty of the views from Mt Gilboa overlooking the Jezreel Valley, Beit Shean Valley and Harod Valley will touch your heart. The height is 350m in average but this route (12 km in length) has stunning outlooks, as well […]

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The Geography of the Land of Israel

August 16, 2018

The importance of the Land of Israel lies not only in its history, but deeply entwined in its geography. Although Israel is one of the smallest countries in the world, it lies among various geological, physiological and climatic elements, and is a connecting point between 3 continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. Mountains and plains, fertile […]

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