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The Holy City: Old City Night Tour

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Experience the Old City of Jerusalem at Night On this walk through the history-strewn streets and alleys of the Old City you will go through the four quarters of the city. You will see the Roman Cardo, the Broad Wall built by king Hezekiah of biblical fame, The Churva synagogue. You will also see the colorful Bazaars and markets of the old city. The Western Wall The tour will ... Read More »

Judean Lowlands (Shefela) Day Tour

Ella Valley, emek haela, flowers, srigim brewery

The Judean Lowlands (Shefela) This stunningly beautiful area of the country is rich with rolling hills, flowering meadows and towering pine forests. The Judean Lowlands, conveniently located midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, is also home to numerous Biblical, archeological sites, and sites of importance to modern Zionist history. Some of the sites you may visit on your trip to ... Read More »

Judean Desert Day Tour

Nissim, Niflaot, u’Nevuah B’midbar Why was the Torah given in the midbar? Why is the desert associated with prophecy? In less than an hour’s drive from Jerusalem you will see where Yirmiyahu prophecied. You’ll see where Am Yisrael crossed the Yarden and where the walls of Yericho crumbled by the strength of Yad Hashem. This day will take you on a journey: from the home of ... Read More »

Tzfat and Surroundings B’darchei Ha-Tzaddikim

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Tzaddikim, Kevarot and Living Legacy The spirit of the Ari and the Baalei Kabbalah hovers over Tzfat like the cloud of glory. Walking it’s alleys between blue painted doors you can’t help but be caught up in it. On this day you will visit the graves of the Ari, Rav Cordovero, and others in Tzfat as well as Rashbi in Meron, and you’ll be able to use ... Read More »

Jerusalem: Ir Hakodesh

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Yerushalayim Shel Matah On this day of deep exploration and learning you will see stones laid in the days of the Nevi’im, and hear their voices call to you through thousands of years of history. The day will start in the City of David, where you’ll see the place of David’s Palace and walk through the water system built by Hizkiyahu. You will see the ... Read More »

Jewish History Video Part 1: Abraham

Jewish History Video

Why Watch this Series? A trip to Israel is about connecting to history, heritage, roots. One of the best ways to make your trip meaningful is to learn the history. This series will explain where the Jewish people came from, how we and our religion, Judaism, got to be what they are today. Jewish History Part 1: Abraham Read More »

Gush Etzion Day Tour

What is Gush Etzion Gush Etzion is an area, a mere 10 minute drive south of Jerusalem with a rich history. It’s far enough off the beaten path that most tourists don’t get there. But it’s so close to Jerusalem, so beautiful and fascinating that it makes for a perfect day tour. As the heartland of Judea as far back ... Read More »

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

Western Wall Tunnel Tour

History At the Western Wall tunnel tour you can explore the full depth and breadth (literally!) of the most visited site in Israel. The Western wall is part of the giant platform Herod the Great built in the 1st century BCE (CE). The original purpose of the platform was to create a giant plaza for the rebuilt second Temple. However, after ... Read More »

Jerusalem Day Tour: The Holy City

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The Holy City: “A House of Prayer for All Nations” In one unforgettable day you’ll see why Jerusalem is ‘The Holy City’ for billions of Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide. First you’ll get an overlook of the Temple Mount from the Mt. of Olives, where all three traditions, believe the Messiah will one day walk, followed by sites in the Jewish ... Read More »