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Nestled high above the Hula Valley in the north of Israel, and rising as a majestic sentinel upon the northern ridge of the rugged Golan Heights, Mount Hermon [...]
    
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Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron Second only to Jerusalem in importance, the city of Hebron is where three generations of the founding fathers of the Jewish [...]
    
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We read in Mathew 4:13 that, "… leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali" Nestled on [...]
    
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Part of the “Sar-El Difference” is the personal care and attention that we invest in the services we provide, assisting a client at a hospital for example [...]
    
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Naturally speaking, the key to a nation’s survival is always their land, their territorial integrity, and when that foundation is compromised or taken away, [...]
    
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It’s been said that second only to the sacred bonds between husband and wife and between parents and children, comes the bond that exists between a people [...]
    
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A few weeks ago, on the 14th day of the first month of the Hebraic biblical calendar, we celebrated Passover, Israel’s first annual Feast that the Lord [...]
    
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day one of our Sar-El groups made the journey to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to join the March of the Living The [...]
    
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By Samuel Smadja Shalom and greetings to you all! As we celebrate Israeli Independence Day and the 70th birthday of the modern state of Israel, I would [...]
    
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YES! A Nation CAN be born in a day! Isaiah 66 v 8 On Wednesday evening, as a nation we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the day that “a Nation was [...]
    
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Passover (Pesach) is always a busy time of the year with many preparations to be done before the Feast Interestingly, the Gospel narratives provide many [...]
    
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By Sar-El Staff The celebration of Israel's deliverance from Egypt was contingent on one man's response and obedience to the call and purpose of God Most of [...]
    
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Amazing as it is to see the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath, to walk the streets of Jerusalem or sit on the very same shores of the Galilee that [...]
    
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This is a picture of an Almond Tree between the Israel Museum and Israel’s Knesset in West Jerusalem It was taken the last week of January The Almond Tree [...]
    
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We are soon approaching the time of year when miracles in the land of Israel are celebrated all over the world: Hanukkah and Christmas Yesterday, President [...]
    
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Everyone loves a story, especially one that rings true every year, one that is passed down from generation to generation And everyone loves a story that when [...]
    
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The Sea of Galilee, also known as the "Kinneret" (from the Hebrew for violin, due to its violin- like shape) is the lowest fresh water lake in the world, and [...]
    
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Limestone Jars at Cana Kazrin The limestone Kosher objects: during the second Temple period and Jesus' time, the Jews believed that stone objects remained [...]
    
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Recently I was privileged to attend the Christian Media Summit sponsored by the Israeli government A fantastic initiative inviting the Christian media from [...]
    
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The Helleborine orchid, Epipactis veratrifolia, is a very rare terrestrial orchid in Israel whose distribution on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea is limited [...]
    
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The "Widow’s Mite" The two small bronze coins mentioned in Luke 21:1-4 not only would have passed through the hands of the widow in the Temple mentioned by [...]
    
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Oil Lamps from Jesus’ Time An entire typology for antique oil lamps has been made in archeology Like today, objects could be made to reflect luxury and [...]
    
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How often do you think about the parables, stories and historical accounts in the Bible Do you ever wonder how the things that we read about really looked, [...]
    
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A particularly impressive journey that one can make upon visiting Israel is to descend from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, a distance of approximately 40 kms (25 [...]
    
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When visiting Israel, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of museums and exhibitions However, for the history lover and amateur archaeologist [...]
    
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For those travelling the length and breadth of Israel at this time of the year it is very hard not to notice the tall flowering stems of the Maritime Squill [...]
    
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Last week I wrote in my article Safety in Israel (part 1) about how media bias and obsession with Israel distorts perception of danger levels in Israel I [...]
    
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Israel is in the public eye more than any other nation or topic in the universe Some people fanatically hate Israel Some people fanatically love Israel [...]
    
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Again, this is a must for everyone to come to this outstanding museum with archaeological artifacts, Judaica and ethnographical collections throughout the [...]
    
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This is such an exciting moment to walk the ramparts of the Old City  “consider well her ramparts, view her citadels, that you may tell of them to the next [...]
    
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I personally love taking people to this exhibition of history that involves 'you' as a participate instead of a spectator in each period of time of Jerusalem [...]
    
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One night while my husband and I were in Tiberius on an evening walk along the promenade of the Sea of Galilee, we happened upon a hidden treasure  I looked [...]
    
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This is a personal story from me as someone who has come from from Bellingham, Washington to Jerusalem   On an everyday excursion into the center of downtown [...]
    
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Hezekiah’s tunnel is also known as Siloam Tunnel located in the City of David National Park right outside of the Dung Gate of the Old City  It is an amazing [...]
    
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Ok to start this blog I have a great story to tell you about a romance that happened during the signing of Israel’s declaration of Independence on May 14, [...]
    
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MOUNT OF BEATITUDES IN THE GALILEE The Mount of Beatitudes is located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee It is located in a picturesque site [...]
    
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I am quite partial to this wonderful, little village called Abu Gosh  My husband and I had the privilege to live there for approximately 6 months as we waited [...]
    
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I have to admit that sometimes when I visit the German Colony I do feel like I am in a street in Seattle, Washington  It has the same cute boutique clothing [...]