Travelling Through Northern Israel

The far northern region of Israel is an area often threatened by rockets from surrounding hostile nations such as Lebanon. Mount Hermon’s summit straddles the border between Israel, Syria and Lebanon.  At 2,814 m above sea level, it is the highest point in Israel. The Jordan River flows southward from the mountainous area where Israel,…

Travel with John and Mattie Les to Israel

My wife Mattie and I first travelled to Israel in May of 2015. All of the arrangements were extremely well organized by the Ezra for Israel leaders. Absolutely everything was looked after, and we never once felt unsafe in any way. We especially appreciated Erik Gezels, our tour guide. His knowledge of Israel, its history…

Visiting the Sea of Galilee

Tiberius is a city of 55,000 people, built by Herod the Great, and located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.   Originally, no Jews lived in Tiberias because it was built on top of an old cemetery and by Jewish law a cemetery is an unclean place.  After Tiberias was destroyed in an earthquake…