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Christian History of Israel: Mount of Beatitudes

The Mount of Beatitudes has a strong significance in Christian and Jewish history; many of the faithful believe that it is the location where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Located in Tabgha, Israel, The Mount of Beatitudes is quite the tourist attraction on the northwestern shore of the Galilee.     Structures and …

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Moroccan Trivia and Facts for Your Next Trip

Although the region was made famous by “Casablanca,” the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, there’s so much to know about Morocco than the name of the largest city within the kingdom. Did you know that it is ruled by a royal figure, not a political appointee? As you plan your trip to …

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Synagogues and Stained Glass Windows: More than Decoration

Stained glass is a typical element of décor in the sanctuary of a synagogue. But upon entry into a synagogue, the stained glass windows usually aren’t what people notice and or give strong consideration to, at least at first. When people do look at stained glass windows, they tend to think of the richness of …

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Three Israel Haunts

Halloween is a favorite holiday that is adopted by many countries around the world. The popular practice usually celebrates this wonderfully spooky holiday October 31st and involves creative costumes and candy. Regardless of the complex history of the holiday, it is a local favorite in communities in Israel as well, as the secular community especially enjoys …

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Southern Israel‘s Biblical Sites to Explore

Jerusalem is a very popular attraction for tourists who want to explore the Holy Land and learn about Biblical sites and history– but it isn’t the only location in Israel with Biblical significance! In southern Israel, there are several locations where travelers will not only be awed by the region’s beauty, but also learn about …

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Christian Quarter of Jerusalem

Brief Introduction to the Christian Quarter Through its long history, Jerusalem brings together three of the great monotheistic religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Through archaeological discoveries, experts estimate from the first foundations of Jerusalem that the city dates back to the third millennium before Christ, meaning that the ancient city is well over five thousand …

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