Holy Sites & Tombs

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Beit Shearim

Visitors to Israel are often amazed by the juxtapositions of ancient and modern that define their tour experiences. With findings dating back to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries, Beit She’arim National Park definitely falls on the ancient side of the continuum. Located approximately 12 miles east of Haifa, Beit She’arim is best known for […]

Tiberias & Graves of the Sages

Situated on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, Tiberias is one of the four Israeli cities holy to Judaism. As a result, number of important Jewish rabbinical figures are buried in this scenic and historic coastal town. Visiting the graves of righteous people who, during their lifetimes, spiritually uplifted the Jewish people is […]

Habakkuk’s Tomb

Some Biblical prophets, like Moses and Jeremiah, are pretty well-known, even among people who are not Biblical scholars. Others, like Habakkuk, who lived in the Jerusalem area of ancient Israel approximately 2,700 years ago, are much less well-known. In the Jewish Bible, the book that bears Habbakuk’s name has just three chapters. He is the […]

Tomb of Honi Hame’agel

When visiting the tomb of Honi Hame’agel, Honi the circle drawer, you’ll be captivated by the story of a great sage in Israel to whom God listened and granted his multiple requests. Honi Hame’agel lived 2,100 years. One year, the Land of Israel experienced a terrible drought. Messengers were dispatched to Honi Hame’agel, requesting that […]

Hebron Heights Winery

Start with a group of observant Jewish immigrants from France. Add the geographic location of Kiryat Arba, overlooking Hebron’s Ma’arat HaMachpelah, the Cave of the Matriarchs and Patriarchs, where grapes have grown for thousands of years. Combine these elements with the most modern winemaking equipment. Add it all together, and you have the Noah/Hebron Heights […]

Joseph’s Tomb

Joseph was a cherished son of our father Jacob. He descended to Egypt and his efforts sustained the Jewish people until G-d took them out of Egypt to establish their nation in Israel almost 4,000 years ago. When the Jewish people left Egypt they took the bones of Joseph with them and settled his tomb […]

Cave of Machpelah

Located in Hebron, the Cave of Machpelah, or the Cave of the Patriarchs, is one of the holiest locations in Israel. When you visit the Cave of Machpelah, you will learn all about the three patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It is also the home of the matriarchs, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah (all except […]

Samson’s Tomb

The road leading to Samson’s tomb in Tel Zor’a is lined with picturesque picnic locations and sculptures, and goes through the President’s Forest. The burial site of Samson is also known as his birth place, and therefore, the area is known as “Samson’s Country.” Once done climbing Tel Zor’a, visitors will see Samson’s blue-domed, white-washed […]

The Baba Sali

The Baba Sali, Rabbi Israel Abuhazera, was from a leading rabbinical family in Morocco. Baba Sali, born in 1889, came to live in Israel when he was 70 years old. He lived in the Negev town of Netivot and secluded himself in his home. People would gather in his home to receive his blessing, especially […]

Tomb of Yehuda Nesia

The great Rabbi Yehuda Nesiah, who is the grandson of the famous Rabbi Judah the Prince (R. Yehuda HaNasi), was head of the Sanhedrin in Tiberias and lived from 230 to 270. Yehuda Nesiah was famous for reconciling opinionated sages to stress the importance of Torah education. The tomb was built during the Roman period […]

King Davids Tomb

Where is King David buried? Archaeologists may never find the answer to that question, but that has not stopped thousands of pilgrims, worshipers and tourists from visiting the sarcophagus on Mount Zion traditionally thought to hold the famous king’s remains. The tomb is located in a thousand-year old building and is always surrounded by Jews […]

Tel Shilo

Tel Shiloh is the site where some scholars believe the Tabernacle stood. Unquestionably, Tel Shiloh is one of the earliest religious sites for the Jewish people which has made a religious, cultural, and political impact on the Land of Israel ever since. Historically, the territory was inhabited by the tribe of Ephraim; it was the […]

Hebron – Holy City of Earth

The holy city of Hebron, located 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem, is known most for the Cave of the Patriarchs (Ma’arat Hamachpela), resting place of the biblical patriarchs and matriarchs. Established in ancient times, Hebron has been home to a continual Jewish presence, from Joshua’s conquest of the Land of Israel all the way until […]

Rachel’s Tomb – Our Matriach

Rachel’s Tomb, or Kever Rahel, is located near the northern entrance to Bethlehem, on the Israeli side of the West Bank barrier. It is the burial place of Rachel, one of the four matriarchs mentioned in the Bible. Rachel is known as the eternal mother who cares for all her children during times of distress. […]