Touring the Holy Land

Jerusalem: The Center of Three Faiths

No matter how long I have lived in Israel, the holy city of Jerusalem never ceases to amaze me. If ever there will be in peace, it must emanate from this corner of the world. Three of the world’s major religions — the monotheist traditions of Judaism,

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Ace is the Place.. Even in Israel!

I should probably say especially in Israel! After two years of jumping back and forth from the US to Israel, my husband and I have finally decided to settle down in Israel and set up house. I’ve spent the last two weeks shopping for appliances, furniture, paint, shower curtains…

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Red Poetry Winery

Like in most world wine regions there’s a host of themes of how people get into winemaking. There’s the industrialists who make oceans of wine, there are the artists who make small but often amazingly well crafted batches of bliss and then are growers who

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Dar Sitti Aziza – A New Hotel in Bethlehem

Dar Sitti Aziza (House of My Grandmother Aziza) is a newly opened boutique heritage hotel in Bethlehem. This recently renovated traditional Ottoman-era urban home is located just next to the Nativity Church, on the junction between Milk Grotto Street Street and Anatreh Street. Hotel manager, Nabil Rishmawi aims to

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Biblical Sites Scripture Index

For Jerusalem sites scripture index please scroll down to the bottom of the page. A Abel 2 Samuel 20:18 Abel-Beth-Maacah 2 Samuel 20:14-18; 1 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 15:29 Abel-Meholah Judges 7:22; 1 Kings 4:12; 19:16 Abu Ghosh (see Kiriath Yearim) 1 Samuel 6:21-7:2; 2 Samuel

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Christian Villages in Israel – The Sequel

Israel – the homeland of Jesus of Nazareth. Most of His life – birth, ministry, crucifixion – happened right here. Wherever you turn, you find remnants of eras past, bearing silent witness to the beginnings of Christianity. Though of the three Abrahamic religions, the Christian

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Fall in Israel: Ending and Beginning

Does Israel have a fall? If we’re thinking of forests of red and gold, and nature winding down to a quiet dormancy-not really. Fall in Israel is much more complex. There is an ending, a closing, as we bring in the last of the year’s

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Let the One Who Has Ears to Listen by R. Steven Notley

Gospel parables are probably the most widely identifiable teaching form of Jesus. However, readers seldom recognize Jesus’ sophisticated skill as a first-century Jewish parabolist. Indeed, many Christians are unaware that his use of story parables is one of the strongest links between Jesus and contemporary

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Ancient African Jews

In my last article, I wrote about the new and growing friendship between Black Churches and Israel, even as the centre of gravity of Christianity shifts from the Northern to the Southern hemispheres. We also promised to write next about some of the ancient African

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