Religious people who undertake tours to ancient Israel get the opportunity to visit Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Cana, Nazareth, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Magdala, Jordan River, Ein Karem, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. During medieval period pilgrims used to start their pilgrimage of Israel from Jaffa. The pilgrims learn about Roman and Crusader activity in Israel when they are in Caesarea. Megiddo was also known as Armageddon. It is mentioned in the New Testament that after the Battle of Armageddon Jesus will come back to defeat the Antichrist and it will be the final fight between the good and evil. After viewing the Holy Mountain Mount Carmel the pilgrims proceed to Muhraqa where they go to the place where the contest of faith took place between Elijah and the Baal priests. The visitors will be reminded of the fight between Israelites and the Midianites. In that fight Israelites emerged victorious under the leadership of Gideon.
From Cana to Jerusalem
Visit to Cana is an exciting part of the religious tour to Israel. Here Jesus performed the wedding miracle by turning water as wine. At Nazareth one can see the native village of Virgin Mary and also the holy place where Jesus spent his childhood days. The visit to St. Joseph’s Church, the Church of Annunciation is a very important part of pilgrimage to Israel. As part of the religious tours people also visit the Church of the Angel Gabriel. Here only Mary came to know from Angel Gabriel that she would become the mother of Jesus. During the cruise on the Sea of Galilee they can see the very old fishing boat which was there right from the time of Christ. On the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus performed many miracles. He calmed down the storm and walked on water. Here only Jesus recruited the four apostles. It was at the Mount of Beatitudes, Jesus delivered his sermon. The Church of The Multiplications of Loaves and Fishes and the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy are in Tabgha. Peter could earn a living Tabgha when the Warm Springs flowed in to the sea and as a result fish were attracted to that place. Capernaum is the place where Jesus recruited followers from the fishermen community. A visit to the City of Magdala is included in all religious tours to Israel. This is a city of first century and here Jesus delivered lessons in the synagogue. After viewing the ruins of Kursi, where also Jesus performed miracles, the pilgrims arrive at the banks of Jordan River and make a visit to the Baptismal Site.
Their next destination is the City of Bet She’an, which is at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Here, during the battle against the Philistines, King Saul and his son got killed by their own hands. The pilgrims can also view an old Roman amphitheater in this city. From here the visitors enjoy the spectacular view of the Holy City of Jerusalem, one among the oldest cities of the world. The history of Jerusalem was dated as 4000 BC.
Church of St. John the Baptist, and the Church of Visitation, which is built over the home of St. John’s parents are in Jerusalem. The pilgrims enjoy viewing the beautiful valley and the surrounding hills that are thickly wooded. The visit to the Shepherd’s Field at Bethlehem is the most important part of this religious tour. From here only the angels announced that Jesus was born. The pilgrims also visit the Church of Nativity which is built on the site where Jesus was born. While going back to Jerusalem they visit the Garden Tomb. During their stay in Jerusalem the religious visitors also go to the Israeli Museum, where they can see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. At Yad Vashem they go to the Holocaust Memorial and the Inn of the Good Samaritan.
According to the traditional Jewish thought, meat should be taken from the animals that are slaughtered by following the Jewish Law. The dishes that are prepared according to the Jewish dietary law are called Kosher Foods. In English, Kosher is the food that is consumed in accordance with the Halakha Law.
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