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A TOUR GUIDE ON AN HISTORICAL JOURNEY TO ISRAEL

This is a tour organized and arranged by the company JI-Tours carrying out Jewish Kosher tours to Israel. JI-Tours are best in making reservations as well as accommodation and a superfluous meal and making the tour a remarkable one, they are best for families, groups especially the Jewish groups taking them places relevant to them and need to see helping them to discover and learn history.

 Israel is a Middle Eastern country located on the Mediterranean Sea, regarded by Jews, Christians, and Muslims as the ‘Biblical Holy Land’and also a tourist center or museum for tourist. Most people especially the Jews visit Israel not for its modern looks but for the charming, beautiful and ancient history it holds. Israel is believed to hold so much history especially for the Jews; many sites are regarded sacred for the Jews among which are Jerusalem, Hebron, Shiloh and Gush Etzion which is said to hold most history of their ancestral background. Every moment in Israel is to be savored because every site, places, history leaves you yearning for more.

These four places will be toured by a tour guide provided by JI-Tours tours with families and groups (both religious and non-religious)

Jerusalem which is perhaps the capital of world religion is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. There are many sites fascinating arrays of museum in our Jerusalem Tour; amongst them is the Jewish Quarter in the Old City which draws millions of visitors from all around the globe each year. People of every religion come to learn about the small Jewish neighborhood that has stood fame for over 2000 years. The most iconic symbol of this place is the Western Wall. The beautiful and historical significance of Jerusalem goes beyond this walls, other sites that might be of interest is the Hurva Synagogue, Mount Zion (the hill outside the walls on the southern end of the old city) and many more this city is incredibly intense, Jerusalem, the ‘City of Gold’. No visit to Israel is complete without visiting this city.

Hebron is believed to be a place where one’s feet literally walk the same steps and paths as the three patriarchs of Judaism; Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Jewish tradition also states that the gate to heaven is through the city of Hebron, according to them every soul pass through Hebron on their way to eternity. It is also a fascinating place with its ancient archaeology such as the cave of Patriarchs, Matriarchs, holy sites and modern-day heroes living there.

Also, Shiloh the loneliest place in Israel nestled in the Judean hills about 40minutes drive from Jerusalem and closer to Nablus. About 3200 years back Shiloh was the centre of Israel, the 1st home of the tabernacle; a portable sanctuary that for 369 years was the epicentre of religious observance and sacrifice as it was sacred for the Jews as they all travelled in the desert. It was once the 1st capital of the Jewish Nation, a spiritual centre where the tabernacle housing the ark, the menorah, the table and everything needed to serve God was sitting. This is also where the Jewish love holiday (Tu B’Av) is celebrated every year on the 10th of the month of Av.

Then, Gush Etzion, where the Jews connection lies deeply in, historically the area is the scene of many biblical stories; it is located in the south of Jerusalem, beyond Bethlehem. It serves as the sites of the binding of Isaac (Abraham and Isaac passed its path to the Mountain) also the setting of the book of Ruth, the young David and future king also cared for his father’s sheep on its hilltops. Several attempts have been made by Jews to resettle the area due to its essence to them and history it holds of them. Visit to the place include the ‘ancient path of the patriarch Herod’s aqueducts’, and of course the Gush Etzion winery, one –tree brewery which should not be missed.

            A tour of these four ancient cities is a real voyage of discovery, relishing one’s memory and thought of what we have heard or known. Also uncovers our doubts whether they are true or not establishing our beliefs more.