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Touring Jericho (this week)

by Fayga, tours of holy, biblical and archeological sites in the holy land


At the entrance to Jericho, the red sign warns you may likely be killed if you are not Arab.  The Israeli army jeep in front of our bus guarantees freedom of religion and fulfillment of treaty obligations to allow visits to holy sites.


This past Friday I led group of 35 people to visit  Yericho (Jericho) known as the oldest city in the world,  the oldest inhabited city in the world.

There is a lot of biblical and Jewish history in Yericho (Jericho) dating up to the recent Oslo accords when it was given away with Gaza as well as the Tomb of Yosef in Shechem (Nablus).  We stopped to visit the Shalom Al Yisrael synagogue that abandoned, standing still in time. This synagogue dates back to the time of the seconded Holy Jewish Temple, over 1,800 years ago.  It has a beautiful mosaic floor with a dedication in Aramaic from the community that built it. It’s also the place where Yehoshua bin Nun (Joshua) met the Malach (angel) sent by G-d - being told to conquer Yericho ( Jericho ).

We also stopped by Tel Yericho,  what's left of a city that's been around from the time of the Cainites and the first city Joshua and the Jews conquered.

Our last stop was by other synagogue called Naran with a rich Jewish history.  Due to time constraints given by the IDF we did it not make it to the Elisha (the biblical prophet) spring.

There is a lot of archeology and Jewish history around Yericho hopefully i’ll get to explore it more with all of you.

Here are some pictures from Yericho the Key to the land of Israel!

20181012_090929Signs at Tel Jericho

20181012_08401220181012_09032820181012_08464820181012_08393220181012_084636What remains from Rachavs home who’s house was on the wall of the city.

Tel Jericho

20181012_091346Some of our IDF escort

20181012_081019A solider  praying at the Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue 20181012_07380120181012_07405720181012_07421620181012_081832Our bus and the farm by Shalom Al Yirshrael synagogue as well as the mosaic floor. 20181012_093159Naran Synagogue and community.


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