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Built during the last years of the 4th century, the Byzantine period, the Chapel of the Ascension is designed in a perfect Byzantine architecture style. It is said this is the location of Jesus ascension to heaven, forty days after his resurrection. During these days, Jesus appeared before his apostles several times.
The wonders of the church became known to the public after a story spread that the builders couldn’t tile the floor because the tiles “refused” to stay put. It is rumored Jesus’ footprint still remains in the place.
Our Bar Mitzvah journey begins in the Jewish Quarter; the heart of Jerusalem and of Jewish social life throughout the ages. Your Israel tour guide will walk you through the narrow alleys of the old city in which history left its mark. Among other sites we will visit the wall dated back to the period of the First Temple and Hiskiyah. An impressive, wide wall which archeologists assume continued all the way to the end of the Jewish Quarter market, according to the red path build with red stone.
This historical gem, what used to be the residence of Menachem Ussishkin, now functions as a Museum of Nature revolving around the Hahula Valley and its inhabitants. The ancient city of Dan, dated back to the mid-Bronze period, the 18th century BC, was one of the most important locations is the country, until Herod shifted the gravity center from the Dan to the Hermon River.
The Judean Desert is a geological concavity, The Fault Cliff was supposed to be his continuation but the Great Rift Valley broke the view and created a very sharp fault, the Stair Fault.
The Judean Desert is made of Limestone, a very hard surface that absorbs plenty of water. The Judean desert concavity was filled with a younger layer of stone – chalk. The chalk is softer and water proof. The few rain falls in the Judean Desert do not penetrate the chalk, creating dangerous flood in the winter.
Our journey begins in the largest church in the Middle East – The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Here, angel Gabriel announced to Mary, mother of Jesus, of the birth of the savior. Your Israel tour guide will take you to the amazing site of Mary’s house (cavern), adjacent to a prayer hall of the first Christians, who were actually Jewish. In the prayer hall you will find a baptism basin which was originally a Mikveh, a Jewish ritual bath.
My main aim is to give you an unforgettable experience and enrich your knowledge. A trip full of emotions and excitement.
The Holy land, the cradle of Christianity and Judaism is the unique destination for pilgrims tours. Visit the holy sites and sacred places of the Old Testament and New Testament; explore the ancient churches and monasteries which represent all churches and denominations.