A Journey Back to Magdala

Magdala synagogue One of the amazing places our tour group went while in Israel was Magdala. The birthplace and hometown of Mary Magdalene ("Mary of Magdala") is also the home of a 1st century synagogue in which Jesus certainly taught. Situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the ancient village laid uncovered for …

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Tour Rewind: Bet Shean, Magdala and the Jesus Boat

As we moved to the Galilee area, we settled into the simple, but beautiful Maagan Eden Holiday Village Resort. Nestled on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, we had absolutely incredible views and beautiful grounds. Breakfast and dinner were spent in the dining room overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and accommodations at this …

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Around the Sea of Galilee

We awoke to a beautiful day on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Ma'agan Eden Holiday Village is our host and it is a beautiful resort near the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee. Bet Shean Our first stop was Bet Shean, an excavated and rebuilt Roman city, complete with all the things …

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A Trip to the Galilee

Today (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday) was Shabbat, so everything in Israel is pretty much shut down.  Thus, we took the opportunity to make the two hour drive down to Galilee.  "Down" has a different connotation in Israel because, though the Galilee area lies to the north of Jerusalem, one always goes "up" to Jerusalem, …

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