Big family
Most of the current immigrants - as the immigrants call them in Israel - come either to close relatives who help them settle in a new place, or go through…

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Stones are lying, water is flowing
It is strange that one can just fly to Israel like this. It’s the same as if tickets to Eden were sold at the box office of the Belorussky station.…

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Eilat - from the point of view of a woman
Winter is already at hand, but I still want to lie on the beach under the gentle southern sun. Where then to go? If for you, King Solomon and Queen…

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Temple

Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph

Statistics know everything. One must think that the total number of churches and temples of the Annunciation, erected on all continents of the globe, is also known. But only one of these many thousands is located here in Nazareth, in the place that the Divine Will has chosen as the cradle for the “Word that has become flesh.”

Here is how Dm. Merezhkovsky stated what happened in his book “Jesus the Unknown”: “Above all the houses of the village is a cozy house of the carpenter Joseph, the betrothed of young Mary. Twice a day, morning and evening, she ran down to the source, along a narrow, steep street a hundred and fifty steps. A Nazareth envious girl chatted about her only: “… what is Joseph to her, a carpenter, an old widower!” – “How on what? The royal family is he, Davidov, and she is Aaronov, Leviticus. Continue reading

Franciscan Order in the Holy Land
But only the Order of the Franciscans earned the right to be called the Keepers of the Holy Land, and its founder, Francis of Assisi, wore the stigmata from the…

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Big family
Most of the current immigrants - as the immigrants call them in Israel - come either to close relatives who help them settle in a new place, or go through…

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Under the Star of Bethlehem - Silence
When our small group arrived at a hotel in Jerusalem, we were unpleasantly surprised by the silence in the lobby. Before giving us electronic cards, which act as room keys,…

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The country promised
Deserts make up most of Israel, but witty people call their state the land of four seas. Why go to Israel is a rhetorical question: everyone is looking for his…

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