Travel to holy places
Late in the evening, a scheduled bus drove up to the Sheremetyevo-2 Airport sparkling with thousands of lights. I have not been here for a long time, and the changes…

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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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Haifa: welcome to God's vineyards
How rapidly the landscape outside the bus window is changing - the Negev desert dotted with "moon craters", the hills and valleys of the Galilee, Mediterranean beaches, caves, gorges, serpentines…

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Jordan: From Origins to the Dead Sea

The Jordan Valley begins south of the Lebanese Valley. Very often, the proper name of a river, mountain or hill in Hebrew can reveal to us many of the real features of the place. Jordan in Hebrew – Yarden. The root yored is descending. It is impossible to more concisely and clearly convey the essence of this river. In addition, it is the only river in Israel that flows from North to South, and not from East to West. The Jordan feeds mainly on the melt snow of Mount Hermon. Some peaks of the Hermon Range are covered with eternal snows, and in winter almost the entire range disappears under a thick white blanket. Somewhere, during the Passover period, the melting begins, which nourishes the sources of the Jordan. The Jordan has three main tributaries: Hatzbani, Dan, and Banias. The highest height of Hermon is 2.814 meters. The height of the peak located on Israeli territory is 2.223 meters. The Jordan falls into the Dead Sea, and its mouth lies 400 meters below sea level. Since the length of the river itself in a straight line is about 150 km, one can imagine how fast its waters flow. Continue reading

Israel is an alien and so dear!
For most of the year, people living in Russia dream or plan their trip to the sea. And where is it all year round, at least warm, and often just…

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Saturday transport appeared in Tel Aviv
In Tel Aviv, six free bus routes have been launched that operate on Shabbat - Jewish Saturday, when regular city transport does not go. The demand in the first weeks…

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Jerusalem
Usually saying "Jerusalem" they imagine a city-museum in which almost every stone is a historical monument. However, not only that attracts tourists today. In the city - an incredible number…

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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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