“Bethphage” (Aramaic: “home of the unriped figs”) was a small village 3 km east of Jerusalem.
I just returned from my first trip to Israel, where because of business, I had only one day to spend in Jerusalem. On the recommendation of a colleague and friend, I got in touch with Danny via email, setting up a day with him in Jerusalem. My experience with Danny exceeded all my expectations and provided me with a complex, informed perspective on what at the very least is a complex place. As a woman traveling solo without her husband, I felt completely comfortable with Danny, and it was clear that he was looking out for my welfare in addition
Nathalie Shalom, .. Danny has taught a number of courses for my Dept. in recent years, including “Uncovering Jerusalem: A Historical and Archaeological Survey,” as well as “Archaeology of the New Testament.” In addition, he guides our visitors from partnering institutions, as well as academic tours for a multitude of our special/faculty-led programs that attend throughout the academic calendar. Unanimously, the feedback I receive regarding Danny Herman’s performance is spectacular. Be it a full course, a guest lecture, a single academic tour, or a guided tour for visitors, Danny succeeds in delivering an outstanding, informative, multi-faceted experience to the participants.