Masada, En Gedi, Qumran and the Dead Sea

We left the beloved Galilee and headed south today, passing through the Jordan River Valley, running alongside Israel's border with Jordan. Passing Jericho, we continued south all the way to Herod's mountain fortress, Masada. A towering plateau, this was the sight of the Jews last stand, after the Romans drove them from Jerusalem in 70 …

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Masada: Herod’s Mountain Palace and the Jews’ Last Fortress

It is impossible to capture the expanse of the sheer-walled cliffs of Masada, and even more difficult to wrap one's mind around exactly what happened there when, in the days leading up to the Roman rampage that ultimately destroyed Jerusalem, Jews fled there to escape. However, Masada is the subject of our newest study guide, …

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A Miracle at Masada

The land of Israel is filled with incredible sights that bear equally incredible miracles. Indeed, God created Israel as His own unique canvas on which to display His handiwork both literally and figuratively. One such place is Masada, the location of the Jews' last stand once driven from Jerusalem in 70 AD. The mountain fortress …

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Never Again!

"Never Again!" It is the mantra of the Jewish people.  It is ingrained in their students and it is trained into their military.  In fact, part of military training (mandatory for all Israeli 18-year-olds) is intensive onsite study at Yad Vashem, Masada and other relevant sites in Israel.  Those young people are fully immersed in …

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