Visiting Israel : The Old World Meets the New

Experience rich cultures on a backdrop of deep spirituality and religious extremes.
This three video series focuses on the main holy sites, key Roman & Crusader remnants and a Biblical northern region.

While visiting the Middle East, we ended our travels with a trip to Israel. Israel is a country with an unique mix of polarized beliefs and is the backdrop to a number of religions. Israel is central to the Jewish tradition, the birthplace of the Christian faith and a Muslin holy place where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven at the Dome of the Rock.
With so much culture and history in one place is difficult to capture all in one theme and this series of three videos covers our experience in three parts; Jerusalem & Bethlehem – where the three major religions all connect, the Israel Coast – where Roman & Crusader ruins paint a historic picture and the Biblical North – where the Christian tradition was born.

This video focuses on Jerusalem and Bethlehem specifically. The key sites visited include the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Stations of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site of the Last Supper, the Church of the Nativity and the Holocaust museum.

The knowledgable tour guides share stories and history about each of the sites and walk you through a spiritual journey across the centre of the Holy Land.

This video focuses on the history and culture along the Israel Coast. This region offers a combination of Roman, Crusader and Ottoman history, often layered upon one another. The different cities each offer breathtaking views of the coast and cultural treasures along the shores.

The first location featured is Caesarea, the site of old Roman city with vast ruins to explore. Further north, we visited Haifa and experienced the breathtaking views from the Bahai Gardens. Continuing northward, we visited Acre (or Akko) and the grottoes at Rosh HaNikra.

This video focuses on the birth of the Christian tradition in the north of Israel. Starting in the city of Nazareth and continuing to the Sea of Galilee and the River Jordan, this adventure followed the places of Jesus’ youth as written in the Christian Bible.

In each of the destinations, a strong combination of historic ruins and modern facilities for worship exists and creates the bridge between the old world and the new. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, these locations offer a glimpse into historic events that shaped the evolution of human culture.

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