Category: Cities

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)

          While the name Yerushalayim is not found in the Torah at all, and is first mentioned as one of the cities that was captured by Yehoshua when the Jews entered into the promised land, we…

Tzfas (Tzfat)

Tzfas (also spelled Safed, Zefat, Tsfat, Zfat, Safad, Safes, Safet, Tzfat, etc… but most common written by Israelis as Zfat). Tzfas- which means to look- is the highest town in northern Eretz Yisroel, resting 2,780 feet above sea level. It…

Tverya (Tiberius)

Teverya, along with Yerushalayim, Tzfas and Chevron, is one of the four holy cities in Eretz Yisrael. It lies in the north, along the shores of the beautiful blue waters of the Kinneret, the lowest fresh water lake in the…

Shilo

Shilo was the first capital of Eretz Yisroel. It was in Shilo that Yehoshua set up the “mishkan” and it was here that Eretz Yisroel was divided up among the “sh’fatim” (Josh. 18:1,8) Many halachos of davening are derived by…

Israel Guide: Megiddo

Megiddo is one of the oldest cities in the whole world. It is located a few miles southeast of Haifa. The city was built like a great fortress on top of a mountain. In olden times, two important roads passed…

Israel Guide: Katzrin

Here an ancient Jewish town dating back to between the 4th to the 7th centuries, has been uncovered and partially restored. As you enter you see an oil press which was of great importance and quite common in those days.…

Israel Guide: Golan Heights

On the eastern shore of the Kinneret and continuing up into the north we have a mountainous region known as the Golan Heights. Its western border is the Yarden River and its southern border is the Yarmuk River. Brimming with…