Below you will find the tiyulim which we will be offering during the next few weeks. All of them will be to areas where we will hopefully enjoy warmer weather conditions.
The Chanuka tiyulim will both return to Jerusalem in time for candle lighting.
Looking forward to seeing you on these tiyulim!
Kumran and the Mosaic Museum
Monday, December 18th
We will visit Kumran, the home of the Dead Sea group which was one of the important sects of Am Yisrael at the end of the period of the second Bet Mikdash. We will learn about them and their unique lifestyle while witnessing the archeological remains of their town which attest to their unusual religious life style.
Our tiyul will continue to the Museum at the site of the "Inn of the Good Samaritan" where we will enjoy some of the amazing mosaic floors which adorned religious buildings in Judea and Samaria including a few of the synagogues.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Following in the Footsteps of Yehoshua
Tuesday, December 19th
This tiyul will follow in the footsteps of Am Yisrael; starting from the 40th year when they camped at the foot of the Moabite Mountains, dealing with the story of Yehoshua's spies, crossing the Jordan River and concluding with a site used by Am Yisrael for worshipping God in the initial period after crossing into Eretz Yisrael.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Biblical Be'er Sheva and Jewish/Roman Bet Guvrin
Wednesday, December 27th
We will visit "Tel Sheva", one of the Biblical tels designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (they haven't rescinded the recognition yet…), which truly deserves that recognition. This city serves as a prime example of what life was like at the periphery throughout history and especially late in the late First Temple period.
After lunch we will stop at Bet Guvrin (not the bell tunnels) where will visit the main city of southern "Palestina" during the Roman period. Its archeological remains are, by far, the most impressive in the southern part of the country.
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Biblical and Second Temple Period Archeology
at the Israel Museum
Monday, January 1st
You may have been here before but going on a guided tour makes all the difference.
We will travel through the country and walk through time, seeing the amazing artifacts which are on display in the finest collection of Jewish archeology in the world.
Canaanites, Philistines, Assyrians and Romans - enemies of ours who are long gone… but they left many things behind! Biblical sites, one of a kind Bayit Sheini (second Temple) artifacts, Herod, Hadrian, Bar Kochva coins and their Talmudic connection, ancient synagogues, the earliest Hebrew writing, the silver Birkat Kohanim amulets and even Aphrodite will vie for our attention.
1:00 PM -4:00 PM
** Please note that the group will be limited to the first 20 people who register.