Why You Should Travel To Israel, The “Fifth Gospel”

In the last four decades millions of people have traveled to the Holy Land to visit what is sometimes called… the fifth Gospel.  In fact, according to the Israel Tourism Ministry 3.6 million traveled to Israel in 2017 alone.  That is an increase of 25% or 700,000 visitors over the previous year.  It will come … More Why You Should Travel To Israel, The “Fifth Gospel”

The Garden Of Gethsemane, So Much To Say…So Little Time

A belief common to many first-time Holy Land visitors is that the Garden of Gethsemane is a large plot of land full of trees and shrubs, situated in the quiet of nature, free from the confusion of the Holy City. Nothing could be further from truth…once again, what we see in our minds eye as … More The Garden Of Gethsemane, So Much To Say…So Little Time

Zoom Back To Ancient Jerusalem Via the Western Wall Tunnel

Hold on to your proverbial Indiana Jones hat….we are about to enter a place that evokes faith, facts, myths and mysteries! The Western Wall Tunnel or Rabbi’s Tunnel, a sort of “time tunnel” to ancient Jerusalem, sweeps us back 2000 years. In fact, the Western Wall Tunnels are really a microcosm of Jerusalem itself…from the … More Zoom Back To Ancient Jerusalem Via the Western Wall Tunnel

Safety In The Holy Land, Where A Hill Is The Center Of Attention

For Important Israel News Updates  To read about Safety In The Holy Land, click here The Temple Mount, The Center Of Attention In A World With A Short Attention Span If you were one of the thousands googling about safety in the Holy Land  in July 2017, the Jerusalem Temple Mount incident probably caught your … More Safety In The Holy Land, Where A Hill Is The Center Of Attention

Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise

Israel is many things to many people … A land claimed by the world’s three great religions as their place of origin; a challenging melting pot of contemporary world politics, intrigue and conflicts; a surprising land of diverse and astonishing natural beauty, complete with ethnic complexities, historical consequence and Biblical significance; an archaeologist’s treasure chest, … More Israel: Myth Buster, Treasure Chest, Surprise

The Beauty of the Dead Sea From Outer Space

Beautiful photos of Israel and the Dead Sea just published today, March 13th! Above is an incredible photo of Israel from outer space.  You can view the Sea of Galilee at the top right, with the Jordan River and valley traveling across the picture, then emptying into the Dead Sea.  The aqua blue segments seen at the photos far left are mineral pools … More The Beauty of the Dead Sea From Outer Space

The Dead Sea, Environmental Crisis or God’s Perfection

Slow-Motion Crisis Leaving Jerusalem on highway 1 and making a left turn onto highway 90, the Dead Sea, with the red Moab Mountains of Jordan rising on its eastern shore, is a sliver of blue out the front window of the bus. According to historical records and past accounts, the sea or lake, which straddles … More The Dead Sea, Environmental Crisis or God’s Perfection

Is It Safe To Travel To Israel, The Holy Land?

  After our May 2016 tour to the Holy Land, one participant remarked,  “What you read in the newspapers and hear on the nightly news is entirely different from what you experience in the Holy Land.”     Anyone who has traveled to the Holy Land will echo this statement, however, the question…..Is it safe to travel to Israel?…. … More Is It Safe To Travel To Israel, The Holy Land?

Bet She’an, Where Archaeology Meets The Bible

Bet She’an, “house of rest” or “place of quiet,” is located four miles west of the Jordan River, fifteen miles south of the Sea of Galilee, and about forty-five miles north of Jericho. Tel Bet She’an lies where two fertile valleys, the Harod Valley and Jordan Valley, meet. The Harod Valley and the Harod River … More Bet She’an, Where Archaeology Meets The Bible