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“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.
In Jesus’ time, much like today, Bethany was a suburb of Jerusalem located on the eastern slopes of the Mount of Olives. It was a small town on the edge of the Judean desert where some of Jesus’ closest friends lived, including Martha, Mary, and their brother Lazarus. Scripture tells us that Jesus visited Bethany often as it was a convenient stop on His many travels to Jerusalem; a quiet and friendly village where He enjoyed friendship and hospitality during His otherwise demanding and often challenging schedule.
The pandemic has been tough for the travel industry, both in Israel and abroad. Lengthy lockdowns, unpredictable border closures, persistent restrictions, and menacing new variants continue to present challenges today, some two years into the ordeal.
Israel travel restrictions are gradually lifting. Starting next week, January 9th, 2021, the following will enter into effect
The Soreq Cave is a beautiful geological phenomenon with stalactite formations. It is the only stalactite cave in Israel, and it is known for its high concentration of formations. The cave is located on the western slopes of the Judean Hills—about 12 miles west of Jerusalem.
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