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In our magazine you will find interesting content, photos and videos on a variety of topics, including: Baptisim, Israeli holidays, important places in the Holy Land, cities in Israel, holy water the Jordan River and more.

Hotel Ohalo Manor

Hotel Ohalo Manor

2022-02-08 09:02:53

The hotel Ohalo Manor is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee facing the Golan Heights. You will…

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Feel the Holy land on your skin

Feel the Holy land on your skin

2019-05-24 09:35:10

Eretz Israel fruits, Dead Sea minerals and the inspirational phrase in Deuteronomy are the soul and essence of the unique…

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Such an Epiphany we had!

Such an Epiphany we had!

2019-05-24 08:34:52

On January 19th, Yardenit held the Orthodox Epiphany celebration, for the first time in its 39 years! The celebration was…

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Do you want to learn an African language, but don't know how to start?

Do you want to learn an African language, but don't know how to start?

2018-11-11 19:06:12

Your reply is probably negative, and we have no such plans at Yardenit, but last September we were thrilled to…

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Tabernacles is over now, but wait: did we get confused?

Tabernacles is over now, but wait: did we get confused?

2018-11-11 19:04:03

Passover is the Jewish holiday celebrated to remember the Exodus from slavery to freedom and a reminder of the hardships…

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"In a daring mission into Arab countries, a kibbutz member from the Galilee managed to bring a valuable agricultural treasure into Israel."

2018-11-11 19:02:10

Fake news? Not when we're speaking about the 1930s. This is the bold and surprising story of Ben-Zion Israeli, who…

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Kabbalah Jewelry

Kabbalah Jewelry

2016-11-06 13:52:17

By wearing Kabbalah jewelry a person opens mystical spiritual channels and receives through them the energy needed to create all the…

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"HALEL" MUSIC FESTIVAL AT YARDENIT

2016-06-07 11:07:43

The first "HALEL" music festival at Yardenit was very exciting. On Sunday June 5th 2016 we conducted our very first…

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How to choose gifts on Purim

How to choose gifts on Purim

2016-03-20 08:51:40

The month Adar is loved by all the Jewish people. This first spring month brings us the most joyful and…

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Tu BiShvat

Tu BiShvat

2016-01-24 11:42:49

On the day, called in Israel Tu BiShvat (Hebrew. ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט), usually the rainy season ends and the nature revives.…

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"Made in Israel" - how the Israeli government supports local manufacturers

2015-12-21 13:44:38

Blue and white are the colors of the National Flag of Israel. “Buy Blue and White” - is the motto…

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10 Reasons to buy

10 Reasons to buy "Made in Israel" Products

2015-12-21 12:36:05

We all want to live in a country with a strong and stable economy. In a country where there are…

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Celebrating Christmas in Israel

Celebrating Christmas in Israel

2015-12-17 12:36:44

Christmas celebration in Israel If you want to spend an unforgettable Christmas, you definitely need to visit Israel at this…

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Flower Seeds of the Holyland

Flower Seeds of the Holyland

2022-05-11 07:17:41

Plants, Herbs and Flower Seeds of the Holyland ? You too, can have a garden full of flowers from the…

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Seal of Solomon

Seal of Solomon

2015-11-12 11:44:42

The Seal of Solomon, is regarded as a source of divine power and is endowed with supernatural powers in many…

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Holy Water in the Bible

Holy Water in the Bible

2015-11-01 12:10:06

Water is one of the most commonly used words in the Bible. We know that water is a synonym to…

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How to blow a Shofar

How to blow a Shofar

2015-10-15 11:38:08

Sounding a shofar is a religious duty on some High Holidays in the Judaism, such as Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish…

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Israeli dates: the complete guide to Dates from Israel

Israeli dates: the complete guide to Dates from Israel

2015-10-07 11:39:01

History and importance  of Dates. Dates are known to mankind since ancient times. This fruit is grown by man for…

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Three Pilgrimage Festivals

Three Pilgrimage Festivals

2015-09-25 06:45:59

"Three times a year all males must appear before the Lord your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of…

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Haifa

Haifa

2015-09-10 07:59:39

Haifa is one of the most beautiful cities of Israel. Even the name of this city reflects its beauty –…

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The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

2015-09-10 07:50:35

"It was a funny bath. We could not sink. One could stretch himself at full length on his back, with…

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Olive Oil

Olive Oil

2015-09-10 07:44:45

Olive oil has been known to a mankind since ancient times. This product, poetically called by Homer "the liquid gold",…

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Israeli Wines from ancient times until today.

Israeli Wines from ancient times until today.

2015-09-06 09:06:44

The first evidences of the winemaking in the Jewish history appear in the Old and New Testament. “Go thy way,…

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The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee

2015-09-06 08:13:12

The Sea of Galilee, also known as Lake Kinneret or The Tiberias Sea, is the main source of water for…

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The Food of Israel

The Food of Israel

2015-09-01 08:21:02

Israel. The Holy Land. An amazing state formed relatively recently. Food in Israel is similar to the country, it is…

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The National Symbols of Israel: Flag, Emblem and Anthem

The National Symbols of Israel: Flag, Emblem and Anthem

2015-09-01 05:46:21

The State of Israel Israel is located in south-west Asia; the country has land borders with Lebanon in the north,…

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The History of Jewish Art

The History of Jewish Art

2015-08-31 08:17:46

The history of the Jewish art is similar to the history of the Jewish religion and Jews – it comprises…

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Jewish Music in the Biblical Period

Jewish Music in the Biblical Period

2015-08-31 05:39:32

The history of musical art in modern Israel apparently begins in the times prior to the arrival of Jews in…

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Shavuot - Jewish Holiday of the receiving the Torah

Shavuot - Jewish Holiday of the receiving the Torah

2015-08-30 11:02:46

Shavuot is the holiday of receiving the Torah, the compilation of the moral and ethical laws of the Jewish nation. It…

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The Jerusalem Day

The Jerusalem Day

2015-08-30 10:57:04

Skyline of the Old City and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel. Yom Yerushalayim or Jerusalem Day is the newest Jewish…

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Lag B'Omer

Lag B'Omer

2015-08-30 10:52:03

Lag B’Omer, 33rd day of the Omer count is celebrated as a holiday with picnics, bonfires, shooting a bow and…

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Pesach Sheni

Pesach Sheni

2015-08-30 10:47:47

The fourteenth day of the month of Iyar is a special day. It is called the Pesach Sheni (The Second…

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Yom HaAtzmaut

Yom HaAtzmaut

2015-08-30 10:44:52

Israel's Independence Day (Hebrew. יום העצמאות, Yom Haatzmaut) is the main state holiday of the country. It is celebrated every…

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Yom HaZikaron

Yom HaZikaron

2015-08-30 10:40:51

On the 4th of Iyar by Hebrew calendar the national day of mourning - Yom HaZicaron, is commemorated in Israel.…

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Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah

2015-08-30 10:35:29

The word “Shoah” means a complete destruction by fire. It has become synonymous with the extermination of six million Jews…

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Passover

Passover

2015-08-27 08:42:46

Passover or Pesach is the most ancient of Jewish holidays, it is associated with one of the most important events in…

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Purim - the Jewish Masquerade

Purim - the Jewish Masquerade

2015-08-27 07:53:34

Hamantaschen cookies or Haman's ears, noisemaker and carnival masks for Purim celebration. Purim is the celebration of the deliverance of…

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Asarah B'Tevet - 10th of Tevet

Asarah B'Tevet - 10th of Tevet

2015-08-27 07:40:50

In the chronology of sad events of the Jewish history 10th of Tevet comes first. It is followed by 17th…

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Chanukah - the Holiday of Lights

Chanukah - the Holiday of Lights

2015-08-27 07:32:15

Chanukah is the Jewish holiday of candles that are lit in honor of the miracle that occurred after the victory…

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Simchat Torah

Simchat Torah

2015-08-27 07:06:21

Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing the Torah”. This celebration of the God’s Word starts on Shemini Atzeret, the eighth day of…

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Shemini Atzeret

Shemini Atzeret

2015-08-27 07:00:51

One extra day of Holiday. Holiday of Sukkot should be observed for 7 days. But it is said in Numbers…

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Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

2015-08-27 06:55:13

The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, Sukkot begins on the 15th day of the year (15 Tishrei) and lasts for 7…

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

2015-08-27 06:45:00

Introduction The culmination of the Days of Awe is the Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. It falls on…

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Tzom Gedaliah

Tzom Gedaliah

2015-08-27 06:38:07

Fast of Gedaliah is a day of mourning and fasting that is kept on the 3rd of Tishrei in the…

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Chai Symbol - what is the meaning?

Chai Symbol - what is the meaning?

2015-08-27 05:45:45

You may often see Chai symbol on various jewelry items and a variety of ornaments. What does it mean? It…

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New Moon Rosh Chodesh

New Moon Rosh Chodesh

2015-08-26 06:13:28

The first day of the month (or the last day of the previous month, when it consisted of 30 days)…

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Tallit - The Prayer Shawl

Tallit - The Prayer Shawl

2015-08-26 05:14:51

The Tallit is a religious garment that is used by the Jewish People for praying. It is a square piece…

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Tefillin - the Crown of Jewish Uniqueness

Tefillin - the Crown of Jewish Uniqueness

2015-08-26 05:01:04

What are the Tefillin?  The Talmud calls the Tefillin (תפלין) the Crown of the Jewish uniqueness. The Tefillin is worn…

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The Torah Scroll

The Torah Scroll

2015-08-25 13:20:56

The Torah Scroll is a parchment made of the Kosher animal skin, hand-written in a special script by a skilled…

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What is a Kiddush Cup

What is a Kiddush Cup

2015-08-24 12:18:38

The Kiddush cup is a special goblet that is used for blessing wine on Sabbath and holidays. Usually, this Cup…

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Kippah

Kippah

2015-08-24 11:06:44

The small skullcap that religious Jewish men wear is called in Hebrew a “Kippah”, in Yiddish it’s called a “Yarmulke”.…

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Shabbat

Shabbat

2015-08-24 09:53:33

Ceasing of an ordinary, everyday work on the seventh day of the week is one of the main precepts of…

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Menorah

Menorah

2015-08-24 09:05:42

The word “Menorah” translates from Hebrew as a lamp or a chandelier. It is believed to be the main symbol…

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The Star of David

The Star of David

2015-08-24 07:57:20

The Star of David is an ancient symbol in the form of a hexagram (six-pointed star), combined of two superimposed…

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Grafted in Symbol: Grafted in and its symbolism

Grafted in Symbol: Grafted in and its symbolism

2015-08-23 12:57:34

 The symbol “Grafted In” became very popular during last decades. It was discovered in the Jerusalem area as a decoration…

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Anointing Oils

Anointing Oils

2015-08-23 12:16:21

The anointing oil was used in religious rituals since ancient times. This age-old tradition is still alive. The ceremony of…

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The City of Tiberias

The City of Tiberias

2015-08-23 12:01:19

Tiberias is the lowest city in the world as it is located 214 meters below sea level. The city was…

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Jerusalem sites that everyone should visit.

Jerusalem sites that everyone should visit.

2015-08-23 11:46:01

It is impossible to write about all the attractions of the “City of God” in one article, because of their…

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Tel Aviv - the city that never sleeps.

Tel Aviv - the city that never sleeps.

2015-08-23 11:43:26

The name Tel Aviv translates from Hebrew as “A Spring Hill”. This name is written in the Tanah (the Old…

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Jerusalem. The Eternal City.

Jerusalem. The Eternal City.

2015-08-23 11:29:46

kyline of the Old City and Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel. There is only one city in the world whose…

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Mezuzah

Mezuzah

2015-08-23 11:20:42

The Mezuzah is a miniature parchment with two portions from the Torah inscribed on it. The first portion begins with the…

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The Hoshen - Breastplate of the High Priest

The Hoshen - Breastplate of the High Priest

2015-08-23 11:04:52

 “You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it:…

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Jerusalem Cross

Jerusalem Cross

2015-08-19 11:52:17

The Jerusalem Cross is combined of one large Cross in the middle with four smaller Crosses surrounding it. This Cross…

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Shofar

Shofar

2015-08-19 10:09:45

The Shofar is a horn of an animal, usually a ram or a mountain goat, which is used in religious…

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Judaica Objects

Judaica Objects

2015-08-19 09:59:56

Judaica objects consists of broad layers of religious, philosophical and cultural life of the Jewish people. All the accumulated knowledge,…

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Transfiguration of the Lord

Transfiguration of the Lord

2015-08-18 10:35:11

Transfiguration of the Lord is one of the most venerated events in Christianity. This Feast is celebrated by most Christian…

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Rosh HaShanah the Jewish New Year

Rosh HaShanah the Jewish New Year

2015-08-17 11:32:51

Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year, it literally means “The head of the year” in Hebrew. It occurs in…

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Tu B'Av Festival of Love

Tu B'Av Festival of Love

2015-07-30 09:54:56

In 2015 Tu B'Av is celebrated on 31st of July. The Day of the fifteenth of Av is not a universally…

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Tish'a B'Av Fast

Tish'a B'Av Fast

2015-07-26 12:28:41

Tish’a B’Av (Hebrew תשעה באב) is considered to be the saddest and most tragic day for the Jewish nation. On…

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CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – TRIPADVISOR 2015

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE – TRIPADVISOR 2015

2015-06-23 21:01:47

All the hard work paid off! We won again the certificate of excellence – TripAdvisor 2015 for Yardenit – the Baptismal…

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"The Garden of The Seven Species" joins the luscious Olive Grove

2014-12-23 06:36:35

Visiting and baptizing in the Jordan River at Yardenit is one of the highlights of the pilgrimage tour. To commemorate…

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The Baptism of Jesus – a unique children’s booklet recently published on the subject of baptism

The Baptism of Jesus – a unique children’s booklet recently published on the subject of baptism

2014-12-16 11:06:29

The Baptism of Jesus, a unique children’s booklet, was recently published on the subject of baptism. This beautifully illustrated book…

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A New Jordan River Promenade

A New Jordan River Promenade

2014-12-16 10:48:47

A new Jordan river promenade invites groups and other visitors to go down the slopes to assemble, to contemplate and…

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Sculptures on Biblical subjects

Sculptures on Biblical subjects

2014-12-16 10:38:53

"Ruth and Naomi", "Osnat" and "Elizabeth" are three stunning bronze sculptures, displayed at the entrance to Yardenit to beautify it.…

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Some facts you might not know about the Jordan River and its waters

Some facts you might not know about the Jordan River and its waters

2014-12-16 08:31:00

The Jordan River is mentioned about two hundred times, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Many…

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Shalom - Hebrew Word of the Month

Shalom - Hebrew Word of the Month

2014-12-16 08:28:27

"שלום - Shalom": What lies between "peace" and "Hello"? In Hebrew, we welcome each other with the blessing SHALOM, when…

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Welsh Panel Added to the Wall of New Life

Welsh Panel Added to the Wall of New Life

2014-11-19 05:02:13

A new and respected member was added lately to the community wall of Christian Faith: a panel in the Welsh…

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Holy Water Guide: Customs, History, And Bible Sources

Holy Water Guide: Customs, History, And Bible Sources

2014-11-09 12:59:59

Holy Water Holy water is water that has been blessed, that is, set aside for spiritual use, by a cleric.…

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Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

2014-09-19 05:30:25

Yardenit, the Baptismal site on the Jordan River won a Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence!!! We are very pleased…

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The Jordan River

The Jordan River

2013-10-23 09:16:24

The River Jordan, in which John the Baptist baptized his cousin Jesus of Nazareth, is a river in Southwest Asia…

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John the Baptist

John the Baptist

2013-10-23 09:06:33

John the Baptist was born around the same time period as Jesus is revered in Christianity as the forerunner of…

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The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

2013-10-23 09:03:10

John the Baptist baptized his cousin Jesus of Nazareth at the Jordan River, which flows south from the Sea of…

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The Origins and Significance of Baptism

The Origins and Significance of Baptism

2013-10-23 08:49:08

The Old Testament describes the immersion in water for the purpose of purification and cleansing but there is no mention…

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