Holidays in Israel: Sukkot
Israel Advantage Tours, Inc. | Travel Blog
by Cindy
2d ago
Considered to be one of the happiest times in the Jewish calendar, and observed during the High Holy Day season, is the festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths). It starts exactly fourteen nights after the onset of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish new year, and four nights after the conclusion of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This special holiday celebrates the gathering of the fall harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection God provided for the children of Israel when they left Egypt to undertake a 40-year sojourn through the desert to the Promised Land ..read more
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The Bedouin Experience | Escape Modern-Day Monotony and Live Like a Bedouin!
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by Cindy
2w ago
For the adventurer looking to experience the life of a Middle Eastern group of people who have not changed all that much over the centuries, then booking a Bedouin experience is just the ticket. Known for their unparalleled hospitality, the proud and dignified Bedouin come from an ancient line of nomadic tribe people whose culture continues to thrive in harsh desert conditions despite having to adapt to the modern trappings of their surrounding environment. Some Israeli scholars even maintain it was the Bedouin who hosted Moses when he fled Egypt. Whether that is fact or fiction, people have a ..read more
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Museum of the Bible | A Journey of Faith and Discovery
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by Cindy
3w ago
The next best thing to reading the Bible is seeing the Bible come alive … something you can easily do at the 430,000-square-foot Bible Museum that is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. With its stunning architecture and airy six-level interior, this spectacular museum allows the Bible to speak for itself while offering visitors the opportunity to truly immerse themselves in the world of both the Old and New Testaments through interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology. Comprised of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities, the museum houses one of the world ..read more
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National Holidays in Israel | Memorial Day and Independence Day
Israel Advantage Tours, Inc. | Travel Blog
by Cindy
1M ago
After the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the rebirth of the State of Israel in 1948, several holidays were added to the Jewish calendar, each commemorating an important aspect of Israel’s history and existence. In particular, two days, forever connected, back-to-back on both the Jewish and Gregorian calendars, from sunset to sunset—Yom Ha’Zikaron, Day of Remembrance, a Memorial Day when Israelis mourn and observe their fallen soldiers and victims of terror, and then, immediately following, at sunset the next day, a full day celebrating Israel’s national independenc ..read more
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Israel: The Dead Sea | A Place of Tranquil Beauty
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by Cindy
1M ago
Its name may take on an ominous tone, but the Dead Sea is anything but dead. Deriving its title from its inability to sustain most forms of marine life, it is a place of tranquil beauty, and perhaps a bit of mystery. Sandwiched between Jordan to the east and Israel to the west, the Dead Sea lies in the Jordan Rift Valley. Not only does it possess the title of being the saltiest body of water in the world, but its shoreline is also the lowest point of dry land on Earth. The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth at approximately 1,300 feet below sea level. All the water in Israel eventually run ..read more
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Yom HaShoah | Remembrance of the Holocaust
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by Cindy
1M ago
Yom HaShoah is a national memorial day in Israel. Known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, the full name of the holiday is Yom HaShoah Ve-Hagevurah, translated as the “Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” The day was selected in a resolution passed by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, on April 12, 1951. The Observance of Yom HaShoah in Israel Since the 1960s, there has been the unmistakable sound of a siren on every Yom HaShoah, which brings traffic and pedestrians to a halt throughout the State of Israel for two minutes of silent devotion. The siren sounds twice—once at sundown ..read more
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Pesach (Passover) | A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
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by Cindy
1M ago
The festival of Pesach, known as Passover, holds multiple layers of meaning, particularly in Israel. Within the Jewish faith, Pesach marks the Israelites’ journey from slavery to freedom, unified, as a sovereign nation, after suffering 400 years of harsh slavery under Egyptian rule. The story of the exodus from Egypt is ultimately a celebration of freedom, but it is also a powerful metaphor that is appreciated not only by Jews, but by Christians as well. The festival has its roots in the key events which unfold in Exodus chapters 12 and 13, where the word “pesach” refers to the ancie ..read more
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Beit She’an: A National Park with a long and illustrious history
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by Cindy
2M ago
The Middle East offers a visual feast for travelers keen on seeing very old and very impressive architecture—particularly in those areas that have been populated for centuries. Perhaps no place offers the most well-preserved ancient archaeological ruins than the Beit She’an National Park in Israel. Beit She’an, one of the oldest regions in Israel, the center of which was the site of one of ten Decapolis cities—ten ancient cities under Roman rule but which were allowed to operate autonomously—lays at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. Beit She’an has witnessed a continuous succession of em ..read more
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The Great Sphinx/The Stuff of Legend, the Wonder of Egypt
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by Cindy
2M ago
Who is buried in the Sphinx’s tomb? No, it is not the Sphinx or anyone for that matter—either mythical or human. Even though the 4,500-year-old part-lion, part-human Great Sphinx is positioned between two actual tombs, namely, the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Sphinx is not a tomb. Rather, this imposing 65 ft. tall x 240 ft. long sandstone structure, considered the largest rock-carved sculpture on earth, serves as a formidable, if frozen-in-time, bodyguard. Legend has it that the Great Sphinx keeps watch over the tombs housed in the two Giza pyramids—crypts containing the remains of the 4th D ..read more
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Israel: Masada | A Rich Tapestry of History
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by Cindy
2M ago
Masada Perched atop a rugged plateau overlooking the Dead Sea in Israel, Masada is an ancient fortress steeped in history and legend. Masada gained international renown for the dramatic events that unfolded during the First Jewish-Roman War in the 1st century AD when the site served as a refuge for Jewish zealots who resisted Roman rule. Their epic last stand against the Roman forces culminated in a mass suicide, a tragic but defiant act that has become emblematic of Jewish resistance. Masada, the most visited tourist site in Israel, attracts visitors from around the world to explore its archa ..read more
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