Tour Rewind: Garden of Gethsemane and Caiaphas' House

On the western slope of the Mount of Olives, directly across the Kidron Valley from Temple Mount, lies the Garden of Gethsemane. Known as a garden of peace, it is typically anything but that, as some of the largest crowds in Jerusalem are often squeezed in here and jostling for position. Regardless, it is a …

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Tour Rewind: Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives Ok friends, as I indicated yesterday, there is method to my madness. As we head toward the weekend, I want to transport you to a weekend over 2,000 years ago. That weekend changed history...and I hope this weekend blesses you immensely as we finish our tour rewind by focusing on that weekend. …

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Exploring Temple Mount and the Southern Steps

Temple Mount, as seen from the Southeast Corner Welcome back, study friends! I hope you are studying along with us as our tour group prepares for a trip to Israel next month. Today we'll focus on Temple Mount and the Southern steps. Use the picture above to see exactly what we're talking about. Temple Mount …

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Reflections on Tisha B’Av

Sundown on August 10 marked the beginning of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day in Israel's history. Imagine all these things happening on the same Jewish calendar day (ninth of the month of Av): The decree that Israelites would wander in the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt, until a new generation would enter the …

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