Holidays in Israel in the winter
The time when it is better to go on vacation to Israel definitely falls in autumn and early spring. Moreover, both of these periods are ideal for any type of…

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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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Holy places of the Sea of Galilee
The Sea of ​​Galilee is Israel's largest lake. Perhaps on a global scale it is not so great, but given its importance for the country, the Israelis call it the…

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Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower (“Migdal” in Hebrew – “tower”), in which there was a garrison with an officer representing Rome in this area. Joseph gives such a colorful description of this corner of Galilee that I will give it in full:

“Along the Genisaret Lake stretches the terrain of the same name, surprising both in nature and in beauty. Due to the fertility of the soil there is no plant that does not grow here, and the locals grow everything, and the local climate is so temperate that it corresponds to The most varied species here grow in abundance both walnut trees, which love winter more than all other plants, as well as date-hungry palm trees, and next to them are fig trees and oil trees, which are favored by a milder climate. about, an ambitious plan of nature triumphs, having established a good rivalry between the seasons, as if each of them disputes the domination of the area by another, but nature not only produces the most unusual and heterogeneous fruits here – it also takes care of them carefully. Continue reading

Blink. Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Josephus calls the settlement Tarihei. It is Magdala or Migdal, most likely due to the presence in the settlement of a fortress-tower ("Migdal" in Hebrew - "tower"), in which there…

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Mine Herr Hermon
We sit in Jerusalem. The beginning of March, rain outside the window, the wind blows off the bold passers-by. My interlocutor says: "I'm tired of everything, I'll go skiing tomorrow."…

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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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Galilee - ancient and young
The diversity and contrasts of Israeli landscapes are especially evident in the famous Galilee. ... In the legendary waters of the Jordan River and the Sea of ​​Galilee - the…

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