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Connecting with Heritage at Israel’s Four Holy Cities

May 6th 2015

Although Jerusalem is the center of spirituality in the Holy Land, the concept of Israel’s Four Holiest Cities came about in the mid-17th century, primarily as a way to jointly raise charity from Jewish communities overseas for the needy Jews of Israel. Judaism’s Four Holy Cities are Jerusalem in the center, Hebron to the south […]

3 Israeli Cities That Have Thrived Since the Times of the Bible

February 11th 2015

Yes, Tel Aviv is a quintessentially Israeli city, but did you know that Tel Aviv is only about 100 years old? It was founded in 1909 as the first modern Hebrew city. On the other end of the spectrum, there are many locales in Israel whose history goes back to ancient times. Here are three […]

Passover in Hebron

April 11th 2011

This Passover, while you’re traveling in Israel, you might as well visit some long-lost relatives. You know, the ones you lost touch with years ago, the ones your ma and pa told you stories about, and the ones who go waaaay back to the beginning of Jewish history. In other words, if you want to […]

Hebron – Holy City of Earth

September 13th 2010

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 […]