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Passover is designed to remember and celebrate how God brought His people out of slavery in Egypt This deliverance is just the beginning of God’s redemptive [...]
Date: Wednesday April 17th, 2019
    

With a record number of visitors continuing to arrive this spring, our SAR-EL team remains hard at work and committed to this labor of love as we host and [...]
Date: Monday April 15th, 2019
    

The Passover Seder is a ritual meal that marks the beginning of Passover It takes place on the 14th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, which is sometime in [...]
Date: Sunday April 14th, 2019
    

Passover is a famous Jewish festival that remembers and celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt In Hebrew, it is called Pesach, which [...]
Date: Wednesday April 10th, 2019
    

When did God become real for you For me For anyone All the senses we possess, seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting (you can even add the “sixth [...]
Date: Monday April 8th, 2019
    

The Nimrod Fortress is one of the greatest, most impressive, and most well-preserved castles in Israel It sits on a hilltop in the Golan in the northern tip of [...]
Date: Sunday April 7th, 2019
    

The Kidron Valley lies between the Temple Mount and the Mt of Olives From Jerusalem, it runs southeast, descending 4,000 feet (1,200 m) to the Dead Sea Its [...]
Date: Wednesday April 3rd, 2019
    

Kiriath Jearim is a noteworthy biblical site that is often missed It is located on a small hilltop about 10 miles (15 km) west of Jerusalem The hilltop is [...]
Date: Sunday March 31st, 2019
    

The town of Ein Karem (Kerem) is the traditional location for the birthplace of John the Baptist Ein Karem is Hebrew for “Spring of the Vineyard;” it is [...]
Date: Sunday March 24th, 2019
    

The Western Wall is Judaism’s most holy place; it is the closest location to where the Temple stood that they have access to It is also known as the [...]
Date: Sunday March 24th, 2019
    

The Mt of Olives runs along the eastern side of the Old City of Jerusalem Biblical events from David to Yeshua happened on this mount, and multiple prophecies [...]
Date: Wednesday March 20th, 2019
    

Jericho is one of the most famous cities in the Bible It is the second most excavated city in Israel, behind Jerusalem It is known as the “oldest city on [...]
Date: Sunday March 17th, 2019
    

In Esther 9:22, Purim is dedicated as a day “of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor” This is commanded [...]
Date: Sunday March 17th, 2019
    

In the book of Esther, Haman conspires to slaughter all Jews who worship God instead of Persian authorities; Purim is a festival that celebrates the life and [...]
Date: Wednesday March 13th, 2019
    

Visiting Israel is more than just an ordinary tour; it is a faith-building journey of discovery The Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy [...]
Date: Monday March 11th, 2019
    

The Jezreel Valley is a hub of biblical events and locations It is located in the north of Israel in the Lower Galilee region; the Mt Carmel mountain rage is [...]
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2019
    

Cana of Galilee is where Jesus performed His first public miracle—turning water into wine It is also the location of Jesus’ second miracle in Galilee [...]
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2019
    

The Jordan River is an important biblical location It supplies the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea with water, and houses biblical history from the time of [...]
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2019
    

The ancient ruins of Capernaum lay on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee From the 2nd century BC to the 11th century AD, Capernaum was a vibrant village on [...]
Date: Wednesday March 6th, 2019
    

The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient manuscripts of biblical and extra-biblical texts These manuscripts were written between the 3rd century BC and 1st century AD, [...]
Date: Tuesday March 5th, 2019
    

David Ben Gurion, our legendary first Prime Minister, said once “in order to be a realist in Israel, one has to believe in miracles” The saying was not [...]
Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    

The story of David and Goliath is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible Every churched child knows it, and every adult Christian can rehearse it But [...]
Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    

Chorazin is an ancient city located about 25 miles (4 km) north of the Sea of Galilee Chorazin, along with Bethsaida and Capernaum, form what is known as the [...]
Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    

Shechem, also known as Nablus, is one of the oldest cities in the world It is located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, about 34 miles (55 kilometers) [...]
Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    

The Mt of Beatitudes is the traditional name for the place where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount This sermon is recorded in Matthew 5-7 and in Luke [...]
Date: Sunday March 3rd, 2019
    

For a Christian believer, there is nothing like visiting the Holy Land Visiting the place where the events of the Bible actually happened is an experience that [...]
Date: Thursday February 28th, 2019
    

The State of Israel is not just a biblical modern day miracle; it also features a number of geographical wonders that are unique worldwide One of these is the [...]
Date: Thursday February 21st, 2019
    

Mt Carmel is a coastal mountain range in northwestern Israel It stretches southeast from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jezreel Valley, and covers about 95 [...]
Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2019
    

Beit Shean is both an ancient and modern city in Israel It is located in the northeast section of Israel, at the junction of the Jezreel Valley and the Jordan [...]
Date: Sunday February 17th, 2019
    

We are pleased to introduce you to a dear friend of SAR-EL TOURS, Dr Susanna Kokkonen, who wrote the following article We hope it will speak to your heart Dr [...]
Date: Sunday February 17th, 2019
    

In our sphere of work and activities, both here in Israel and overseas, the question is often asked of us, “What is God doing in Israel these days” Most [...]
Date: Sunday February 17th, 2019
    

The Wohl Museum of Archeology preserves six compound houses from the 2nd Temple era These houses overlooked the Temple in Jerusalem, and were destroyed along [...]
Date: Wednesday February 13th, 2019
    

Ancient Jerusalem’s main street is called the Cardo A Cardo was a Roman staple that was built in each major city The name is derived from the Greek word [...]
Date: Sunday February 10th, 2019
    

Jaffa is the main port city in Judea It is located just south of Tel-Aviv on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and is also known as Joppa or Yafo Today, it [...]
Date: Sunday February 10th, 2019
    

A visit to Israel will leave you changed Different It becomes a part of you How could it not It is the land of our Biblical forefathers, the home that God gave [...]
Date: Sunday February 10th, 2019
    

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is built over the traditional place where Jesus was crucified and buried  Combined with archeological evidence, this church [...]
Date: Wednesday February 6th, 2019
    

The current wall of the Old City of Jerusalem was built by the Ottoman (Turkish) Empirein the 16th century BC In it are eight gates, seven of which are used [...]
Date: Monday February 4th, 2019
    

The Old City of Jerusalem hasn’t always been the way we know it today Originally, Jerusalem was built around the Gihon Spring on the southern slope of what [...]
Date: Monday February 4th, 2019
    

El Valle de Timna está ubicado al norte de Eilat, en la punta sur de Israel Es de aproximadamente 90 kilómetros cuadrados, y es un sitio único debido a sus [...]
Date: Monday February 4th, 2019
    

Israel’s rich history and diverse culture created some of the most unique arts and craft There are a number of Israel art museums that are popular among [...]
Date: Monday February 4th, 2019
    

Israel has some of the best hiking trails in the world where you can pass through different terrains and some of the great wonders of nature such as the Dead [...]
Date: Monday January 28th, 2019
    

In 1986, two brothers walked the shores of the Sea of Galilee hoping to find an ancient boat Their hopes were high since the water level was low, due to the [...]
Date: Monday January 28th, 2019
    

Half the land of Israel is desert, but don’t be fooled, this desert is not completely barren Yes, it is hot and dry, but there are refreshing springs [...]
Date: Monday January 28th, 2019
    

Israel has a vibrant food culture with many influences from its neighboring regions including the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and others One signature Israeli [...]
Date: Sunday January 27th, 2019
    

Of the three resurrection appearances of Yeshua found in the Gospel of Luke, the Road to Emmaus account is the first and possibly the most detailed one The [...]
Date: Thursday January 24th, 2019
    

Israel doesn’t only feature archeological and biblical sites, Israel also offers some of the best adventures that nature has to offer which includes [...]
Date: Tuesday January 22nd, 2019
    

The Hula Valley is an agricultural region in Northern Israel which is known for several interesting wonders of nature If you are into a great outdoor [...]
Date: Monday January 21st, 2019
    

One of the most famous images of the Old City of Jerusalem is the impressive picturesque wall surrounding the ancient City The Ramparts Walk atop the ancient [...]
Date: Sunday January 20th, 2019
    

The coastal cities of Israel offer great access to the Mediterranean Sea and a long coastline filled with sandy beaches that are great for recreation and [...]
Date: Tuesday January 15th, 2019
    

Tel Aviv is a beautiful and bustling city perfectly nestled in the Mediterranean coast Popular tourist attractions in the city include the promenade, Jaffa [...]
Date: Monday January 14th, 2019
    

Yarkon Park Tel Aviv is filled with great wonders Of these, there are museums, restaurants, and other tourist attractions If you’re looking for a great [...]
Date: Sunday January 13th, 2019
    

Going on an adventure to a foreign land needs to involve all your senses to be enjoyed and remembered More than the sights and sounds you can see and hear in [...]
Date: Sunday January 13th, 2019
    

Discover Legends, Bible Truths & Mystery deep beneath the City of Jerusalem The Bible offers numerous examples that Jerusalem holds a special place in [...]
Date: Wednesday January 9th, 2019
    

Jerusalem may be a popular Israel bible tour destination given its rich biblical history and archeological sites, Jerusalem also offers delicious and [...]
Date: Tuesday January 8th, 2019
    

Israel is blessed with a unique combination of climates and different terrain In Israel, you can find both dry deserts and snow-frosted mountains offering a [...]
Date: Sunday January 6th, 2019
    

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” Isaiah 7:14 God With [...]
Date: Sunday December 23rd, 2018
    

Deep in the Jordan Valley, northeast from ancient Jericho and not far from the Dead Sea, earth’s lowest point, the adventurous traveler can discover one of [...]
Date: Wednesday December 19th, 2018
    

By Avraham Ben Hod “On coming to the house, (the wise men) saw the child with his mother Miryam, and they bowed down and worshiped him They then opened [...]
Date: Wednesday December 19th, 2018
    

The city of Beit She'an is in the northern district of Israel near Jordan and the Jordan River West of the city is Mount Gilboa which is a biblical site that [...]
Date: Sunday December 16th, 2018
    

Bethlehem is a very popular destination when it comes to Israel bible tours given the city’s rich religious history and archeological sites that date back to [...]
Date: Sunday December 16th, 2018
    

High upon the mountainous vistas west from Jerusalem, perched on one of the highest peaks of the Judean Mountains, we find the traditional site of the tomb of [...]
Date: Thursday December 13th, 2018
    

Ein Gedi is one of the popular Israel destinations for many reasons For one, it is a beautiful oasis that’s ideal for a wide selection of recreational [...]
Date: Wednesday December 12th, 2018
    

The City of Arad sits on the edge of the Negev region and the Judean Desert It is near the Dead Sea and Beersheba Given its location of being near deserts with [...]
Date: Wednesday December 12th, 2018
    

Beersheba is the largest city in the region of Negev and has a history dating back during the biblical period Beersheba is one of the popular biblical Israel [...]
Date: Monday December 10th, 2018
    

Safed is the highest city in Israel located in the Upper Galilee offering warm summers and often snowy winters The city of Safed is one of the ideal Israel [...]
Date: Sunday December 9th, 2018
    

Tips and Insights | Israel Ready to visit Israel If you're planning a trip in the near future to travel to Israel, or simply dreaming of walking the streets [...]
Date: Thursday December 6th, 2018
    

Israel boasts a lot of coastal cities along the Mediterranean Sea packed with beautiful beaches that offer a wide selection of recreational activities The [...]
Date: Wednesday December 5th, 2018
    

Acre is one of the beautiful and most visited coastal Israel destinations Acre is a beautiful port city, like Haifa, nestled along the Mediterranean coast Acre [...]
Date: Wednesday December 5th, 2018
    

Known throughout the world as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is the celebration of lights and victory The story dates back over two centuries before the [...]
Date: Sunday December 2nd, 2018
    

Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and it boasts a picturesque view of the Mediterranean Sea, beautifully nestled on the slopes of Mount Carmel Haifa is [...]
Date: Sunday December 2nd, 2018
    

The city of Caesarea is one of the most visited Israel destinations when it comes to ancient Roman architecture Located between Tel Aviv and Haifa, Caesarea is [...]
Date: Sunday December 2nd, 2018
    

While wine may not be everybody’s “cup of tea,” the fruit of the grapevine is not only a frequently mentioned biblical staple, but is part of a growing, [...]
Date: Thursday November 29th, 2018
    

Nazareth is one of the most visited Israel destinations being the birthplace of Jesus Christ This city is known for its biblical history and numerous [...]
Date: Tuesday November 27th, 2018
    

The Negev is a large desert region of Israel that’s home to archeological and biblical sites, a beautiful desert that offers nature’s best There are many [...]
Date: Sunday November 25th, 2018
    

The "Sea of Salt" The Dead Sea is truly a wonder of Israel and the Middle East Know in Hebrew as the "Sea of Salt", the Dead Sea is an attraction for tourists [...]
Date: Thursday November 22nd, 2018
    

A flash of fire fell from the sky upon the evening sacrifice as the sun dropped into the Mediterranean Sea over the Carmel Mountain Terrorized by the terrible [...]
Date: Thursday November 22nd, 2018
    

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