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Nestled in the Judean hills just south of Jerusalem, Bethlehem is home to famous and popular pilgrim sites including the Shepherds Fields where the angelic choir proclaimed Messiah’s birth to the astonished shepherds; the Church of the Nativity which commemorates the traditional site of the birth of Jesus the Son of David; and the famous Manger Square in the city center which is a popular gathering place for many Christian celebrations and religious services for the last 2,000 years.
During early March, on the 13th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, the Feast of Purim will be celebrated here in Israel and in all Jewish communities around the world. Though not one of the original Seven Feasts of The Lord that the nation of Israel was commanded to observe in the Torah, Purim is nevertheless a biblical celebration that has its origins in the Book of Esther.
In the summer of 2022, Dr. Scott Stripling presented what is believed to be the most ancient Israelite inscription ever found in the land of Israel. It was the discovery of a lead tablet excavated at the site of Joshua's Altar on the slopes of Mt. Eibal in Samaria; a tablet that is presently undergoing peer review before its formal scientific publication.
Netanya means “God’s Given” in the Hebrew language; meaning a gift from God Himself. And like its name, so is the engaging story of this special city which is home of one of our newest Sar-El Group hotels, David’s Harp Netanya.
“The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” (Psalm 103: 6-7)
This is the time of the year when the nation of Israel is entering its High Holiday season which include in fast succession the (1) Feast of Trumpets, (2) Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), and (3) the Feast of Tabernacles. Within a short time span of just 21 days during the seventh month of the Hebraic biblical year, the final three feasts (of the seven feasts that the Lord commanded Moses) will soon be celebrated. These feasts describe, through prophetic types and symbols, the final acts of God’s redemption plan.
The Arab and Israeli people are ancient cousins through Father Abraham, and the Children of Israel most likely wandered through parts of the Arabian desert during their 40-year wilderness journey. In fact, a number of notable Bible scholars and researchers identify Mount Sinai as actually in the Saudi desert. You will be amazed by beautiful desert landscapes, inspiring rock formations, picturesque coastlines, and archaeological sites to explore.
Following extensive construction and remodeling, Sar-El Group is pleased to announce the opening of our brand new David’s Harp Restaurant and Visitors Center in Capernaum's National Park!
Add captivating Geopolitical lectures to enrich your group's experience! These talks are offered by an IDF officer discussing his first-hand experiences managing regional security challenges and the great opportunities to do good to your enemy in spite of the complicated Middle East dynamics.
Are the ancient biblical texts “just” archaic legends and made-up stories about humanity’s origin and the early history of the nation of Israel? Are these historic records, prophecies and instructions merely fairy tales that are supposed to offer us a sense of identity while keeping us bound to religious traditions and customs that profit the few while oppressing the many?
Meet the family who planted the first vineyard in Samaria in 2000 years!
According to Scripture, Jerusalem was the global hub of the initial outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit that took place on the Day of Pentecost, or SHAVU’OT, roughly 2,000 ago, 50 days following the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Whether you visit the Upper Room on Mount Zion or the Southern Steps of Temple Mount with one of our Sar-El groups, these locations in Jerusalem draw every visitor closer to those miraculous world-changing events that took place in this City so long ago.
As expected and hoped for, and with improving health conditions worldwide and in Israel, the required Corona testing will be canceled at midnight between May 20-21, 2022, for both pre-flight and after landing in Israel.
One of the last remaining Corona regulations is coming to its end on May 20th, 2022, as arrivals to Israel will not be required to take a PCR test any longer at the airport upon landing!
Independence day is almost upon us again here in Israel, and each year, as we arrive at this special season, our fast-paced and dynamic nation slows down and pauses to contemplate, remember and relive the momentous events that brought us here.
Just about every person has encountered the dilemma of deciding what to pack for a trip. No matter how long the trip or how far the destination, deciding what to pack can be overwhelming - particularly when you are traveling to another country.
Hidden from sight for over 2,000 years, a biblical/archeological treasure was discovered high up on the cliffs of the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea.
Starting March 1, 2022, the State of Israel will welcome all foreign visitors of all ages regardless of their vaccination status. The only requirement remains to present a negative PCR taken before the flight, and another PCR test taken upon landing.
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