Understanding Tisha B’Av

Re-post:  Yesterday (July 29, 2020) at sundown, Israel began the commemoration of Tisha B'av, which carries great significance to the Jewish people.  To explain, I'm re-posting this article from last year.  Enjoy! The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate …

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Virtual Tour: Pool of Siloam

When you read about Jerusalem in the Bible, do you really know the location of what you are reading about? While the Old City of Jerusalem is what we read about in the New Testament, it was not the actual seat of Jewish life until the time of King Herod, who demonstrated his building prowess …

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Return to Zion: Is it Time? (Part 1)

Hi friends! I'm ready to return to Zion (Israel)...how about you? We're going in February 2021, so check out the details on the EXPERIENCE ISRAEL TOUR page. But that's really not what I'm thinking of when I ask, "Is it time to return to Zion?" That question is much more significant to the Jewish people …

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What Did the Temple Look Like in Jesus’ Day?

Herod's Temple, as seen at the Model City of Jerusalem Have you ever wondered what the temple looked like in Jesus' day? Today, when you visit Israel, you see another structure, the Dome of the Rock, built where the temple once stood. Though millions of photos are shot of it, what stands there now is …

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