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While in most of the western world rainfall is associated with hunkering down indoors with diminished joy and dampened spirits, here in Israel rain is a cause [...]
Date: Wednesday November 14th, 2018
    
Israel Destinations: Tiberias
The region around the Sea of Galilee is one of the popular Israel destinations wherein you can find beautiful beaches, archeological sites, and biblical sites [...]
Date: Monday November 12th, 2018
    
THE HULA VALLEY
Nestled a short distance north from the Sea of Galilee is the Hula Valley, Israel’s premier bird watching region, which has gained global recognition in [...]
Date: Tuesday November 6th, 2018
    

Jaffa is an ancient port city in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel It is famous for its fishing port, markets, restaurants, and shopping centers making it one of the [...]
Date: Sunday November 4th, 2018
    
Israel Destinations: Dead Sea Region
The Dead Sea is one of the most popular Israel destinations for its natural beauty and offerings of unique experiences that can only be found in its waters The [...]
Date: Tuesday October 30th, 2018
    
Israel Destinations: Jerusalem
Jerusalem is a place of interest and of utmost significance to many religions including Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Jerusalem is the most popular city of [...]
Date: Monday October 29th, 2018
    
ISRAEL DESTINATIONS : TEL AVIV
Tel Aviv boasts a mixture of the old and the new offering plenty of recreational activities for both the young and the old Tel Aviv packs museums, parks, [...]
Date: Sunday October 28th, 2018
    
Israel Destinations: Eilat
The city of Eilat is one of the popular Israel destinations offering many fun-filled activities that features its natural beauties Eilat is a coastal city [...]
Date: Sunday October 28th, 2018
    
Biblical Israel Tours: Jerusalem
Biblical Israel tours won’t be complete without visiting the Holy City of Jerusalem Considered a sacred place for different religions, Jerusalem holds [...]
Date: Wednesday October 24th, 2018
    
Biblical Israel Tour: Dead Sea Region
The Dead Sea region is a popular tourist destination not only because of the Dead Sea itself but also the other archeological, biblical and natural sites [...]
Date: Sunday October 21st, 2018
    
Biblical Israel Tours: Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is known to be the region where Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples spent a lot of time doing their ministry which includes countless [...]
Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2018
    
BAPTISM IN ISRAEL
“In those days Yehsua came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan And when he came up out of water, immediately He saw the heavens [...]
Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2018
    
Israel Museums To Visit
Israel museums offer a glimpse of the nation’s colorful history since its birth Israel has long been a place of interest in religion and for different [...]
Date: Monday October 15th, 2018
    
THE OPENING WORD
“When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time Yeshua returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him [...]
Date: Monday October 15th, 2018
    
Benefits of Dead Sea Salt and Mud
The Dead Sea is one of the most fascinating and unique places on earth It is the earth’s lowest elevation on land and is home to the saltiest body of water [...]
Date: Sunday October 14th, 2018
    
A Guide To Masada Tours

Masada is a popular tourist destination featuring a scenic view over the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea It also features archeological and historical [...]
Date: Sunday October 14th, 2018
    
A Guide To Dead Sea Tours
The Dead Sea is one of the most popular and top-rated Israel tourist attractions given its unique characteristics and offerings that you cannot find elsewhere [...]
Date: Tuesday October 9th, 2018
    
Fun Things To Do at Eilat Beach
Israel is a unique country with access to two seas – the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea If you want to check out the Mediterranean Sea, simply head to the [...]
Date: Monday October 8th, 2018
    
A Guide To Tel Aviv Beaches
Tel Aviv beaches are some of the most popular Mediterranean beachfront offering a host of recreational activities aside from swimming, sunbathing and typical [...]
Date: Monday October 8th, 2018
    
Israel Tourist Attractions: Nature Spots
Israel may be a small country compared to its neighbors but it boasts some of the world’s unique nature spots Most of these unique nature spots are popular [...]
Date: Sunday October 7th, 2018
    
Caesarea Philippi – The Banias Springs
Yeshua asked, “… But Who Do You Say That I am” (Matt 16:15) The Jordan River is fed by winter snow melting on the slopes of Mt Hermon in the upper [...]
Date: Wednesday October 3rd, 2018
    
How To Get Baptized in Jordan River
One of the popular things to do in Israel for pilgrims is getting baptized in the Jordan River The Jordan River is where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John [...]
Date: Tuesday October 2nd, 2018
    

“On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord seven days On [...]
Date: Saturday September 29th, 2018
    

Whether you plan to escape the chilly winter season or just want to join the Jewish festivities during December, there are plenty of unique Israel destinations [...]
Date: Thursday September 27th, 2018
    
Biblical Israel Tours: Praying in Jerusalem
The Holy City of Jerusalem is the most visited tourist attraction in Israel given the city’s rich historical and religious destinations making it the go-to [...]
Date: Thursday September 20th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Tuesday September 18th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday September 17th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 16th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 9th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 9th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 9th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 9th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday September 9th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Wednesday September 5th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday September 3rd, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday August 30th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday August 27th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday August 27th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Wednesday August 22nd, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Friday August 17th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday August 16th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Wednesday August 15th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday August 13th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday August 12th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday August 9th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Wednesday August 1st, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday July 30th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday July 30th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday July 26th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Wednesday July 25th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday July 23rd, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday July 22nd, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday July 12th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday July 5th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Sunday July 1st, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Monday June 25th, 2018
    
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 [...]
Date: Thursday June 14th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday June 7th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday May 31st, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 15th, 2018
    

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, [...]
Date: Tuesday May 1st, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 1st, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday April 26th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday April 17th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday April 17th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday April 16th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Wednesday March 28th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday March 22nd, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday March 13th, 2018
    

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 [...]
Date: Friday December 22nd, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday December 11th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday December 5th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday November 6th, 2017
    
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 [...]
Date: Tuesday October 31st, 2017
    

Recently I was privileged to attend the Christian Media Summit sponsored by the Israeli government A fantastic initiative inviting the Christian media from [...]
Date: Tuesday October 24th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday October 16th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Wednesday October 4th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday August 28th, 2017
    

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, [...]
Date: Monday July 10th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Saturday March 11th, 2017
    

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 [...]
Date: Wednesday September 16th, 2015
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday September 2nd, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Monday September 1st, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Thursday August 28th, 2014
    

Again, this is a must for everyone to come to this outstanding museum with archaeological artifacts, Judaica and ethnographical collections throughout the [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    
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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Saturday June 28th, 2014
    
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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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, [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    

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 [...]
Date: Tuesday May 27th, 2014