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a day to atone - Atonement
“Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an [...]
    

Israel boasts some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean coast Aside from the ocean, some of the popular Israel tourist attractions are shorelines on some [...]
    

Driving southeast from Jerusalem, the view of green mountain slopes quickly changes to dry and arid rocky terrain (still beautiful with its epic vistas) as you [...]
    
Going on A Christian Pilgrimage in Israel
Going on a Christian pilgrimage in Israel can be a life-changing experience Israel is a sacred land for the Christian religion, being the location of great [...]
    
Israel Bible Tours
Israel is a sacred land and of utmost significance for Christianity for many reasons Many characters in the Bible walked in this very land including Jesus [...]
    
A Guide to The Israel National Trail
The Israel National Trail is an adventurous hiking path that crosses entire Israel with a length of 1,015 kilometers Inaugurated in 1995, the Israel National [...]
    

Shalom from Jerusalem! This evening we will celebrate Rosh HaShana, the beginning of a New Year For many of us the past season may have been one of [...]
    
CAN YOU HEAR THE TRUMPETS? biblical
A big meal is planned for tonight, and all over Israel kitchens are buzzing with activity and festive tables are being set up in most homes as families prepare [...]
    

The Israel we know today would be a lot different from Israel in the Bible, as described by the Scriptures If you plan to visit Israel to visit the popular [...]
    
Fun and Festive Israel Vacation Ideas
Planning to visit Israel for a vacation Israel is home to numerous tourist attractions from Israel’s biblical sites to its scenic mountains and deserts [...]
    

One of the popular Israel tourist destinations as well as a popular Christian pilgrimage activity is the Jordan River baptism This river is the very waters [...]
    

God’s opening line during His first conversation with Moses on top of Mount Sinai was, “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians You know how I carried [...]
    
Beautiful Places To Visit In Israel
There are a lot of beautiful places to visit in Israel other than the religious sites, museums, ruins and archeological sites While many go and visit biblical [...]
    
Places In The Bible Found In Israel
The origin of Christianity is said to be in the land of Israel, the birthplace of Jesus Christ whom in Christian belief is The Son of God If there’s a place [...]
    
AN EMPTY TOMB IN THE GARDEN
Jerusalem is a bustling active city of nearly one million residents, yet it features many quiet corners where an openhearted visitor can find solace and be [...]
    
Advantages of Israel Private Tours
Choosing between a group tour or private tour in Israel There are many advantages Israel private tours offer over group tours Whether you are traveling to [...]
    

As the traditional Jewish saying goes, “More than Israel has kept the Sabbath, it is the Sabbath that has kept Israel” And while technically it is the [...]
    
Guide To Israel Christian Tour
Israel may be a small country compared to its neighbors but it is packed with tourist attractions Its long history of wars and conflicts by numerous empires of [...]
    
Seeing and Tasting Jerusalem History and Culture
The Holy City of Jerusalem has a long history being one of the oldest cities in the world Jerusalem history and culture has been colorful and vibrant given the [...]
    

Many go to Israel for a Christian pilgrimage to visit sites that are connected to the ministry of Jesus Christ, the disciples, and the prophets that are [...]
    
Popular Israel Destinations by City
Israel is a land filled with colorful history, a Holy land for Christians, Jews and Muslims From the time of King David until today, Israel has been visited by [...]
    
A Guide To Biblical Israel Tours
Planning to visit Israel but have a limited time Given the numerous biblical Israel tourist spots you can visit, you might have a hard time picking where to [...]
    

The Southern Steps of Temple Mount As we often say, “Israel is the only place on earth where your Bible comes alive” And while God is real and can make [...]
    
Highly Recommended Jerusalem Tours To Check Out
Visiting Israel today must include a visit in the Holy City of Jerusalem There are many different Jerusalem tours that highlight different aspects of this [...]
    
The Rocks Cry Out
Mary of Magdala (Mary Magdalen) is well known in the gospel accounts, starting from her dramatic deliverance when Jesus cast seven demons out of her (Luke [...]
    
Top-Rated Israel Tourist Attractions
Israel is full of tourist destinations given its colorful history You can find ancient ruins dating back from the Roman Empire and the time Jesus Christ walked [...]
    
How to Get the Best Israel Tour Package
Planning to visit Israel Whether it’s for a vacation or a life-changing Christian pilgrimage, there are many things you need to know and consider before [...]
    
Biblical Israel Tourist Spots to Visit
Israel has long been regarded as the biblical Holy Land where Jesus Christ walked on Earth There are a lot of historical places in Israel given the numerous [...]
    
Blessed Are You…
Rising above the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes is prominently situated above the Lake not far from Capernaum, Gennesaret [...]
    
Caesarea – the Good News’ Gateway
Why build a brand new elegant city with temples, palaces, sports arenas and a deep water harbor by a small fishing village on a lonely stretch of shoreline in [...]
    
HOUSE OF BREAD
Appearing nearly 50 times in the Bible from the Patriarchs to the Birth of Messiah, Bethlehem was frequently mentioned during the period of the judges, it was [...]
    
JAFFA - TIMELEES LEASON
“Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has [...]
    
SHILOH
Long before King David took Jerusalem in battle from the Jebusites and established it as the capital of Israel, Shiloh served as the religious center from the [...]
    
MT. HERMON
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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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, [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    
cana
Limestone Jars at Cana Kazrin The limestone Kosher objects: during the second Temple period and Jesus' time, the Jews believed that stone objects remained [...]
    

Recently I was privileged to attend the Christian Media Summit sponsored by the Israeli government A fantastic initiative inviting the Christian media from [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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, [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

Again, this is a must for everyone to come to this outstanding museum with archaeological artifacts, Judaica and ethnographical collections throughout the [...]
    

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 [...]
    
Elevator
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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    
hezekiah
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 [...]
    

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, [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]
    

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 [...]