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Aug 14, 2018 By Deby Goodman Category: Travel,
A new JNF tour of Israel from a Torah perspective
So I decided to create a tour that would look at JNF's work in Israel from a Torah perspective, both in terms of how our various projects tie into the Torah and Biblical history, and how they affect the Torah community in Israel. Thus was born the latest JNF tour, titled Israel: From a Torah Perspective. It will take place from March 4-11, 2019.
|The author, Deby, and husband, Jeff.|
This is the place, however, where King Saul and his son Jonathan fell to the Philistines, paving the way for David to become king of Israel. That is a significant piece of our history, and people rarely point it out. And in Israel, almost every place is significant. So much history happened in this tiny country that it's difficult to find a place where nothing that matters happened.
This year, among the sites to be visited on the tour are Abraham's Well, in Be'er Sheva, the Boys' Promenade in Gush Etzion, which was built in memory of the three boys whose kidnapping and murder led to Operation Protective Edge, and the community of Halutza, which was founded by families who left Gaza in 2005. Shabbat in Jerusalem will be a highlight, and participants will have the opportunity to plant trees in Israel with their own hands.
Israel is where our hearts and souls are (not to mention our grandkids!) and we want to share it with as many others as possible. We hope to have around 40 participants on this first trip, a comfortable number for a single bus. If demand is higher, that number could increase. We are encouraging people to register as soon as possible in order to better plan for accommodations.
See you in Israel!
|Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.|