World Religious Travel Expo Holy Land Panel October 31, 2008
World Religious Travel Expo Holy Land Panel October 31, 2008
Question by Jay T: Do you think less of a news writer’s credibility when they reference the Holy Bible in a news story?
Take for example, this special interest piece on Yahoo’s front page where the writer is describing a “sinking hole” phenomenon along the coast of the Dead Sea:
“The parched moonscape, famous as the site of biblical Sodom and Gomorra, is the lowest point on earth and runs more than 60 miles through Israel and the West Bank.”
Here, we have two potential problems:
1) The author uses the word “moonscape” to describe a location which is not on the moon. This would be an acceptable metaphor in fiction writing where accuracy is not as important as mood. But in a news-type science article, it’s not considered acceptable by most editors.
2) The author lends credulence to the stories of the Christian Bible as he understands them by indicating that the area he is writing about is the location of a major Biblical event. He does not use any words like “fabled” or “mythical” or “supposed” or “speculated”. He states the location as fact.
It is NOT fact that God destroyed two cities along the Dead Sea because of their disobedience to him. It may be a widely held belief – but not a fact.
I’ve been noticing Biblical references in Yahoo’s News Stories, Fox News and other sites which utilize the Associated Press for quite some time now, and I’d almost be willing to wager that they come from the same little group of AP authors.
Whether you are a religious person or not, do these sorts of poetic or “accidental” oversights bother you to the point that you would consider them propaganda?
Answer by secondhanddan
what wrong with that it is the truth if you are a non believer that’s your business but please keep it to your self instead of asking questions you no will make people Mad you can not change te mind of a christian and we don’t care what you believe thank you god bless
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The Orthodox Christian Network is excited to offer a new travel blog that will take you to the Holy Land for Lent, Holy Week, Pascha and Bright Week. Join host Justin Daniel as he visits Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Nazareth and many other sites. The blog will feature not only descriptions of important sites and services, but also testimonies of Orthodox Christians currently living in or worshiping at the locations. Services attended will include Betrayal of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Russian Convent in Gethsemane; Crucifixion Service and Descent from Cross Service at Golgotha; Service of the Holy Light/Fire @ the Holy Sepulcher; and visiting the authentic site of Christ’s Baptism on the Jordan during Bright Week.
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Pray for America that “We the People” may find our way, Ron Paul for President 2012!!! “Moreover, almost all the sects of the United States are comprised within the great unity of Christianity, and Christian morality is everywhere the same. In the United States the sovereign authority is religious, and consequently hypocrisy must be common; but there is no country in the whole world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility, and of its conformity to human nature, than that its influence is most powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth. The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other; and with them this conviction does not spring from that barren traditionary faith which seems to vegetate in the soul rather than to live. There are certain populations in Europe whose unbelief is only equaled by their ignorance and their debasement, while in America one of the freest and most enlightened nations in the world fulfills all the outward duties of religion with fervor. Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more did I perceive the great political consequences resulting from this state of things, to which I was …
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Private Tours The Best Way For Holiday Travelers To Discover Holy Land
Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) March 31, 2010
Just in time for the 2010 Passover and Easter holidays, ToursByLocals announces new Jerusalem and Holy Land private tours. Those hoping to walk the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday can do so in the company of a sensitive, knowledgeable and experienced local guide.
All private guides are licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and are eager to provide travelers with an authentic “local” experience in addition to visiting Jerusalem’s traditional tourist highlights. Guides are passionate about their homeland’s archaeology, history, nature, art and architecture and can gear their tours to families, singles, couples and elderly travelers making a long-anticipated pilgrimage to Israel.
According to the Israel Airport Authority, the number of travelers coming by air to Jerusalem during the 2010 Passover/Easter holiday period will be 17% higher than the same period last year. Most tours are booked well in advance, making it difficult for travelers to find a reputable guide at the last minute. ToursByLocals offers private half and full-day tours of Jerusalem’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy sites – from the Wailing Wall to Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
For many travelers, a trip to Israel is the culmination of years of anticipation. A small, private tour – such as those offered by ToursByLocals guides – gives these devoted travelers the best possible experience, with a friendly local guide who offers flexibility, spontaneity and personal attention impossible to find on a large bus tour.
As Paul Melhus, President of ToursByLocals, explains: “It’s a much better travel experience when you see the reality of a place through the eyes of a local. The Israeli guides on our system are genuinely excited to meet travelers from all over the world and introduce them to this ancient nation’s religious sights, complicated history and modern-day politics.”
In addition to offering tours around the city of Jerusalem, ToursByLocals guides also accompany travelers to Galilee, on a Jezreel Valley tour, and a Herodium tour in the Judean Desert.
Holy Land tours can be booked through the company’s website.
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HOLY LAND GROUP TOUR SATURDAY DEPARTURE
* 10 Days / 7 Nights Fully Escorted Group Tour of Israel
* Focus on Christian and Biblical Sites with Group Travel
* Individual travelers opportunity to join small group with special tour rates
* Breakfast and Dinner Daily
* English or Spanish Speaking Tour
* Tour Guides for this Tour are certified by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism
about this tour:
Building upon our Footsteps of Christ Tours, you will experience everything from these tours with additional attractions and sites to make it a “Grand” Holy Land Tour of a lifetime. Start your tour in the city that never sleeps Tel Aviv, from here you will drive over the costal fertile lands to Caesarea, an amazing Roman port complete with a large amphitheatre built by the famous King Herod. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, on the Mediterranean Sea, visit world famous Persian Gardens of Bahai Temple, from here drive to the Galilee where the ministry of Jesus began.
Arrive at a Kibbutz where you will learn about life in a Kibbutz. The next day enjoy the highlights of the tour including taking a comfortable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capenaum,. Visit the site of Multiplication, pray in the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and drive to Banias Spring where Jesus was recognized as the Messiah by his Disciples. Begin a new day with a drive to Nazareth, here you shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. If this was not enough for one day continue to the Jordan River Baptismal site, where if you wish can enter and immerse yourself in the River of Jordan. After the impressive ruins of Beit Shean, an ancient Decapolis Roman city where Saul and his Son Jonathan were nailed to the walls. Drive along the shores of the River of Jordan, passing Jericho climbing to the Golden City of Jerusalem for dinner and rest. Experience the grandeur of Old and New Jerusalem. Appreciate the Golden City with a view of Mount of Olives, enter the Old City and visit the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, the tomb of King David, and the Room of the Last Supper, see and touch the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of Holy Sepulchre, and see the Garden Tomb. The next day brings New Jerusalem experiences with Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Continue to the birth place of John the Baptist Ein Karem, and from there Bethlehem.* to visit the Church of Nativity. The following day brings impressive natural and man made marvels, mirror once more an ancient travel route through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, and ascend by cable car to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. After an impressive view and tour on top of Massada, time and weather permitting, enjoy floating on the Dead Sea, where the waters and mud are said to have wonderful medicinal benefits. After a day of a lifetime, return to Jerusalem for dinner and rest. To continue on your “Grand” holy land experience, travel south to the Negev desert, visit the Israeli Air Force Museum and hear the stories of this brave fighting force protecting the Holy Land. For something different visit a Bedouin tent, and stop for a camel ride. Overlook the magnificent Zin Valley, stop and gaze into the Ramon Crater, a geological wonder. Rest and over night in Eilat where the next day you have the option of a day of leisure in this beautiful Read Sea beach destination, the most popular sun drenched beach for Israelis, or take an optional tour to the amazing Rose City of Petra in Jordan. To conclude your grand journey in the Holy Land, visit the underwater observatory in Eilat, one of the sea aquariums in the world. Next drive to Timna to see the copper mines, and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the multi-colored rock formations. On to Tel Aviv for overnight and prepare your trip back home after a holy land experience of a lifetime!
Mon – Fri 9am – 6:00pm PST
Site all holy books, based on astrology.
01 Newborn Amish (sun child)
02 Redneck Tailor valentine Agriculture custom India
03 Ethnic Spirituals agent ,Bermuda
04 Gladiator mothers,Mobil home,trailers,Islam bedews
05 senator Italians royal Bahrain
06 virginservent scientists teachers kuwait
07 Eastern egg,Japan =sunshine
08 North Niagara falls scotch Russians sisters=morning
09 North (father)Europe Travel Modern Christian, noon = midday
10 USA (grand fathers)Bank Future Judaism , Saturday Jehovah , afternoons = Orange
11 Western Jurassic brothers Irish ascetics Morocco = sunset
12 Southern slave Voodoo cemetery Pyramids Maya Cry Undertaker exit,night = dark
Islam is one of those 12
Islam is mothers believers , not fathers
And they are 12 also
study all holy books – in one language – in Arabic(e.g)
you well Larne from there stories . 12mane stories in the holy books
You come to the Holy Land with your children. You’re excited to show them the land, to teach them about its rich history and its centrality to Christianity. But kids just wanna have fun! Fret not! In Israel, you can do both at the same time. Take advantage of the unique experiences the Holy Land offers. Swim in the Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water. Clamber over ancient Crusader fortresses. Point out the flora and fauna that existed in the times of Abraham, Moses and Jesus.
Here are 5 kid-friendly stops for your Holy Land itinerary:
Walk in the water at the Majarsa Nature Reserve! The Daliot River, which runs into the Kinneret, forms the perfect water hike. Wade through the river, befriending exotic dragonflies and fish along the way. Remember to bring waterproof shoes or sandals – the rocks are slippery! The water level ranges from ankle to waist-height (though the level depends on the rainfall from the previous winter.) You might have to carry the small ones through the deeper portions; older ones will relish the chance to swim in the refreshingly cool water. Babies and toddlers can enjoy the hike as well, happily reclining in a baby carrier, as Mom or Dad does all the work! The hike lasts about twenty to thirty minutes, depending on the crowds (and the speed of your crew.) Reward your kids – and yourself – for a job well done at the ubiquitous “artik” (Hebrew for ice pop) stand that will greet you upon exit.
Note: Depending on the amount of time you will be in Israel, it might be worth investing in a parks pass. For the price of the pass, you have unlimited access to all the national parks in Israel for a year. You can purchase a pass at any of the parks.
At Bat Ya’ar Ranch, near the ancient, mystical city of Tsfat, you may hear your kids say, “Wow!” “Cool!” or “Can we do that again?” But they will definitely not say, “I’m bored!” The ranch, one of the foremost horseback riding sites in Israel, has plenty of fun for everyone. Parents and kids, ages 10 and up, can take a (gentle, trained) horse out for an hour (or longer). For a true “havaya” (Hebrew for “experience”), go on a two-day horseback trek! Meander “out west,” stopping for the night at a unique ecological village. Bat Ya’ar also offers a challenging ropes course (open on Saturdays and holidays), as well as Israel’s only outdoor bowling site! The younger crowd can enjoy all sorts of age-appropriate activities, such as pony rides, pita-making, and a petting zoo. Bat Ya’ar also offers activities for groups – contact the ranch for more information or to make reservations. (email@example.com or 04-682-2268)
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens – aka The Biblical Zoo, located in Jerusalem – offers all the wonder and enchantment of a zoo through a unique Biblical perspective. The informational signs tell readers not only about the animal’s diet and habitat – but also where this animal is mentioned in the Bible. The zoo is spread out over 62 lush, well-maintained acres. Observe the magnificent animals – regal lions, playful monkeys, slithery reptiles, and majestic elephants; hike a short path to a fantastic viewing area and observe zebras, giraffes, and hippos bathing in the cool water. Don’t miss out on the Children’s Zoo, complete with a petting zoo and a Noah’s Ark-themed playground. Surrounding the playground is a beautiful sculpture garden – which youcan touch and climb on! The Children’s Zoo also offers shade and comfortable benches, and, of course, refreshments. Relax with an ice cream or ice-cold drink before continuing on your way.
Have a budding archaeologist on your hands? Then grab your trowel and soil sifter and head to Bet Guvrin to participate in Dig for a Day! (What? You don’t have your own trowel and soil sifter? That’s okay – the folks at Archaeological Seminars, who run the digs, will provide them for you!) The program, which is appropriate for adults and kids over the age of five, runs approximately three hours. While that might not be enough time to unearth and reassemble King Tut, it will be jam-packed with digging, sifting, examining your finds, and then touring the park. Crawl through the vast, labyrinthine cave system (don’t worry, it’s guided) and marvel at the complex underground rooms built hundreds of years ago. Keep in mind that you need to pay separately for entrance into the park, in addition to the fees for the dig.
Ein Hemed, just off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway (Route 1), an oasis of green in a mostly brown country, is filled with fascinating Crusader remains and leafy grounds. The Crusaders who lived here long ago gave the place a different name – Aqua Bella, meaning “beautiful water,” in appreciation of the refreshing stream that runs through the park. At the entrance of Ein Hemed is a small playground, but what will surely fascinate the little guys for longer is the imposing, two-story Crusader manor. Walk through the magnificent arched gate into a central courtyard and investigate the well-preserved rooms. (Terrific for a game of ultimate hide-and-seek!) Follow a path to a burial cave that scholars have dated to the Second Temple period. The gurgling stream adds to the beauty and serenity of the park. Guided tours are available with a reservation, including a “Genesis Tour,” “Nature’s Right to Water” and “William the Crusader.”
The experiential is what we remember the most. Let your kids run, swim, climb, and dig – let them touch their history with their own two hands (and feet). The impact of this experience will resonate with them long after the dirt is scrubbed off and the ice pops are finished.
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Sharon Cheeseman, General Manager of Gil Travel, a leading provider of Israel tours since 1974, shares insight into what travelers should know in order to experience the best possible Christian Israel tours.
1. Bring your Bible. “It may seem obvious, but bringing a Bible is absolutely critical for any Christian Israel pilgrimage,” says Cheeseman. “It is truly an exceptional, indescribable experience for travelers when they see the Bible come to life before their eyes.”
Cheeseman emphasizes that having a Bible on the tour helps Christian travelers to embrace the significance of the gospels, from the annunciation of Christ to His crucifixion on the cross at Calvary. As tourists walk in the footsteps of Jesus, this enables them to follow along verse-by-verse to gain a renewed appreciation for His sacrifice and a deeper understanding of Israel’s culture, land and people.
2. Dress for Comfort. “The more comfortable you are during your trip to Israel, the more fulfilling and enjoyable your experience will be,” Cheeseman explains.
Israel’s rough terrain, rocks and sandy hills require that travelers wear comfortable, rubber soled shoes. Travelers should dress in plenty of layers as temperatures can fluctuate significantly in a single day. Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly recommended.
According to Cheeseman, dress is casual and modest, although many Holy sites require more formal attire. For men, hats are usually provided. Women should generally wear scarves to cover their heads and skirts that fall below the knee when visiting these Holy sites.
3. Choose a Comprehensive, Guaranteed Tour. Cheesemanemphasizes thattourists should choose a guaranteed tour in order to avoid having their trips cancelled or rescheduled at the last minute because of low participation.
Additionally, she recommends that Christian travelers take the time to research a tour’s itinerary to ensure a complete Israel tour experience. “Israel offers so many opportunities for the traveler to fully explore the land of the Bible,” she says. “It is important to choose a tour that includes a complete look at the Holy Land’s key Christian sites.”
Just a few of the sites on Cheeseman’s must-see list include:
Caesarea, the capital of Judea under the Romans. (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48)
Tabgha, where Jesus performed the Miracle of the Bread and Fish. (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21)
The Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. (Matt. 5, 6, 7, 8)
Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist. (Luke 1.39-80)
The Banias Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27)
Nazareth and Cana of Galilee. (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) (John 2.1-11)
Mount Zion, where travelers can see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper. (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 The Pentecost).
For more information about Christian Israel tours, please visit http://www.giltravel.com or call 1-800-223-3855.