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

Israel: From The Maccabees To A Miracle To Hanukkah Donuts

  400 Years of Silence The events that inspired Hanukkah took place in the midst of “The 400 Years of Silence” or the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament when God appeared to be silent. For Important Israel News Updates To read about Safety In The Holy Land, click here God Uses History … More Israel: From The Maccabees To A Miracle To Hanukkah Donuts

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

The Temple Mount: A Hill, A Powder Keg, Metal Detectors and the Status Quo

For Israel News Updates To read about Safety In The Holy Land, click here. Is the whole Jerusalem Temple Mount episode  (July 2017) really about metal detectors? There are metal detectors everywhere else in Israel, not to mention the world, at checkpoints, the entrances to malls and other public places that Israelis, Muslims, Christians and others walk … More The Temple Mount: A Hill, A Powder Keg, Metal Detectors and the Status Quo

When God Chooses

Abraham saw the lot, David prepared the blueprint, Solomon constructed it, Babylon destroyed it, God’s people rebuilt it, Herod remodeled it, and Rome burned it to the ground.   Jesus taught in it, He threw money changers out of it, He entered it, time after time, through the Golden Gates and will again. He was mocked, beaten … More When God Chooses

Jerusalem, God’s City Through Time

photo: Roman Kriman, JerusalemShots.com First View of The Temple Mount Entering Jerusalem, a highlight of any tour to Israel, stirs your soul, brings tears to your eyes and connects you to countless other sojourners who have traveled UP to Jerusalem through the ages. Viewing the Temple Mount, the dazzling white stones of the city, and the Mount of Olives for the … More Jerusalem, God’s City Through Time