Category: Places

The Yarden (Jordan) River

The Yarden is a very long, narrow winding river that starts way up north, eventually pouring its waters into the Kinneret and then continuing on until it goes into the Dead Sea. It forms the eastern Biblical border of Eretz…

Yam Kinneret (Kinneret Sea)

The Kinneret belonged to Shevet Naftali. In fact he also received a bit of land on its southern side as the posuk says (Vezos Ha’bracha) “Yom Vedorum Yerusha”. Why is it called Kinneret? Because the fruit that grows around it…

Yam Hamelach (The Dead Sea)

The Dead Sea lies between the mountains of Moav on the east and the Judeaan hills on the west. and gets its waters from the Yarden and Arnon rivers. It lies about 1,300 ft. below sea-level-the lowest point on earth,…

Tel Dan

All the way up north, only a little before we reach the Chermon mountains, we come to a beautiful nature reserve with gorgeous trails leading through dense forest, streams and the Chatzbani river. This is the site where the tribe…

Israel Guide: The Old City Shuls

By Rabbi Leibel Reznick, Contributing Editor Throughout the centuries, Jews have yearned to return to Yerushalayim and establish places of study and prayer in this holy city. Here are some of the shuls that have been established here over the…

Israel Guide: Migdal David

Right to the side of the Yaffo gate of the old city stands an enormous fortification referred to as Migdal Dovid (or David’s Citadel). We are not really sure who built the original fortification. According to Yosifus, it was build…

Israel Guide: Meoras Hamachpelah

Probably the holiest sight in all of Eretz Yisroel, second only to the Har Ha’Bayis, is the Meoras Ha’Machpelah-the burial place of our Avos and Imahos Ha’Kedoshim- located in the biblical city of Chevron. Each morning, someone would stand on…

Israel Guide: Meron

The mountain of Meron is the highest one in the Galil. It is more then 4,000 feet high. It gets its fame on account of the many great tzaddikim buried here The large domed building is the burial place of…