The Israel Center at the Jewish Federation is offering a four-part virtual tour, “Exploring the Land: Crossroads of Our Faith.” Guide Gadi Ben-Dov takes participants on a virtual tour through Israel from the perspective of three monotheistic faiths–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Join to see why this country is important to so many.
The third session of this four-part series, “The Peaks of Galilee,” is scheduled for Feb. 14th. The Galilee is home to an incredible amount of history. In many ways, it is the cradle of Jewish and Christian traditions. From Mt. Tabor, where Deborah, Biblical Judge and Prophet, sat and ruled the land, we will head to the ancient Roman city of Sepphoris (Tzippori), which became the de facto capital for the Jewish people after the destruction of the Temple. Nearby, Nazareth is the “hometown” for Jesus, and we will visit the Church of the Annunciation before visiting Cana, the church where the miracle of Jesus turning water into wine took place. At the edge of the Sea of Galilee sits the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon of the Mount, as well as the Churches of the Primacy of Peter and the Miracle of the Fishes and the Loaves. We may even have time to visit Magdala, the ancient city where Mary Madgalene lived and see its ancient synagogue.
Each 75-minute session starts at 11:30am on the scheduled day. The cost for all four sessions is $18. To register for the series, visit JFedSTL.org/Crossroads.