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Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local family
Book your lunch with a local family to experience the cal hospitality, engage with local people, ask them questions and enjoy the traditional food that they prepared for you.
The Judean Desert and Its Monasteries
Also known as the Desert of Judah, the Judean Desert is a vast desert region in Israel and Palestine. The desert is a true marvel and home to a wide variety of natural wonders such as deep canyons, dry riverbeds, and rugged mountain ranges. However, for a lot of...
Christmas Eve Mass 2022 LIVE | Bethlehem
Watch the Christmas Mass live from Saint Catherine Church in Bethlehem. Enjoy and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. https://www.youtube.com/embed/t3PWAXbm9ok
Is Jericho worth visiting?
This historic city, with more than 10,000 years of history, clearly deserves a visit if you’re in the West Bank in Palestine. It's called the city of Palms, and is mentioned in the Bible, in the book of Joshua, as a walled city that was conquered by Joshua, and its...
Tradition of Olive Wood Handicrafts and Holy Land Olive Trees
Olea europaea, the scientific name of the species of the olive tree found in Mediterranean Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, is as much a part of the story of the Holy Land as any other flora, fauna or geographical location found in the Bible or Christian...
Jericho, the Ten-Thousand Year Old City
The City of the Moon Yericho, Al-Rihaa, the City of the Moon…the city of Jericho has many names but is decidedly unique in many ways. In a previous blog, I wrote about my tours of Wadi Qelt in the Jordan Valley. This week, let us continue down the path towards...
See what Bethlehem is like this Christmas
https://youtu.be/UySgyI0UnD4 This Christmas is like no other in Bethlehem -- the biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ. Christmas celebrations are scaled back and social distancing measures are in place to curb the spread of Covid-19. Elliot Gotkine reports. Source:...
Best things to do in Hebron
Hebron is an oft-overlooked tour destination of Palestine but there are many things to do in Hebron. While an oft-overlooked tour destination in Palestine, it is one that never ceases to be of interest to those that love history, archaeology, and Palestinian...
A Must Visit to Jacob’s Well
The Location In a list of Holy Land ‘musts’ should be a visit to Nablus, biblical Shechem, about one hour’s drive north of Jerusalem. Nablus sits in a narrow valley between Mount Gerizim, important to the Samaritan community and Mount Ebal. In the middle of the...
Jerusalem: Holy Week, the Holy Sepulchre and the Holy Fire
My Jerusalem tours cover all of the religious, historical and archaeological heritage of the city, but I have a special interest in showing its Christian heritage. This blog will focus on the Holy Sepulchre during the most important ceremony of Holy Week leading to...
Saint George Monastery Of Choziba
My Saint George Chozeva Monastery Tour highlights the uniqueness of the Judean Desert monastic traditions located in one of the most stunning landscape of the West Bank. On one unknown day in the late 6th century AD/CE, a Greek monk by name of George from the island...
The Baptismal Site of the Jordan River
A Sacred Place In Christianity A mere hour from Bethlehem and 40 minutes from Jerusalem, a journey to the baptismal site of Christ at the Jordan River near the city of Jericho is a descent to the lowest point of elevation in the world. It is also one of the most...
How to get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Photo: Arab Bus Station in Damascus GateBy Bus 234 If you are coming from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and you have to make your own way, you have to take bus number 234 from the Arab bus station in Damascus Gate in Jerusalem (Called Bab el-‘Amoud in Arabic). This bus goes...
Ancient History & Modern Culture
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The Birthplace of Jesus Christ
The Oldest City in the World
The city of the Friend of God, Prophet Abraham
The Uncrowned Queen of Palestine