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5 Days Jewish Heritage Tour to Israel

A tour to the Holy Land is probably the best way to explore the history of Judaism in-depth. This 5 days Jewish Heritage tour to Israel proposal includes many essential sites relating to the Biblical and Jewish history, including the modern State of Israel. The tour also includes a few special fun activities for all family members, setting an unforgettable experience, for all ages.

Day 1 – On “Burma Road” to Jerusalem

  • Head towards Jersalem along the 1948 “Burma Road”, and learn about the battles in Shahar Hagai during the War of Independence.
  • Upon reaching Jerusalem ambakr on a tour by foot of the Jewish Quarter. See its main historical sites, and feel is special atmosphere today.
  • Descend to the plaza of the Western wall and join the crowds praying at this holy site. Combine it with a new virtual presentation of this area in the time of the Temple.
  • Time permitting, descend to the City of David and appreciate the significant finds made here from the time of the bible.
  • In the evening you can consider going to the Tower of David night spectacular.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 2 – Reach Masada

  • Drive towards the Dead Sea. Optional stop on at Sea Level sign for fun and short Camel Ride.
  • At Masada we admire the site which witnessed a great drama 2000 years ago. See the wealth of remains and assess its tragic end for the Jewish rebels.
  • Have an authentic kibbutz lunch experience at  Kibbutz Ein Gedi , followed by a stroll in the kibbutz’ famous Botanical Gardens.
  • Alternatively drive to one of the hotels by the Dead Sea for a lunch and swim experience.
  • On the way back to Jerusalem stop for a view of the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered (Qumran).
  • If time permits, learn how Biblical Tsitsit was made at the unique Tekhelet Factory.

Overnight: Jerusalem or Tiberias

Day 3 – Jewish Sprituality in the Galilee

  • Drive to Safed, former center known for Kabbalah philosophy and now as Jewish artists’ colony.
  • Stroll along Safed’s main street and appreciate its Jewish Art galleries.
  • Visit Ha’ari Hakadosh synagogue, and where Rabbi Yosef Karo compiled the “Shulchan Aruch”.
  • Nearby, visit the famous tomb of the Rashbi, the most popular Rabbi’s tomb in Israel.
  • Head back to Tiberias, and head for some watersports in the Sea of Galilee!

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 4 – Explore the Golan Heights

  • Ascend the Golan Heights and reach the top of Mt. Bental. Here you can view both Israel and deep into Syria. You can also explore here an unmanned IDF bunker.
  • Nearby visit the 1973 battle site “Valley of Tears“. Here, in October 1973 a small tank force heroically successfully held against a massive Syrian attack.
  • Join an ATV tour next the Syrian Border to appreciate the beauty of the Golan’s countryside and its special geo-politics.
  • Have a special lunch experience in a Druze village.
  • Head to Tel-Aviv. Time permitting stop at Caesarea to learn about its rich history and Jewish significance.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 5 – Be a Tel-Avivian

  • Enter Independence Hall, on Rothschild boulevard, where the state of Israel was declared.
  • Continue on Rothschild boulevard and learn how Tel-Aviv was established and developed into Israel’s metropolis.
  • Continue to Jaffa and learn about its rich history. Stroll in its scenic alleys and enjoy its special art galleries.
  • Continue to the Flea Market for a lunch break and chance finds of rare vintage memorabilia.
  • Reach Rabin Assassination site. Here, in 1995 the Israeli prime minister was shot by opposition to the contemporary peace process with the Palestinians.
  • Time permitting, visit the Palmach Museum, the ANU Museum, or try the extreme jet fighter flight simulator (“The Squadron”)!

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    Tom H., CJA Chairman, Canada

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    Rabbi Michael P., USA

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