The Pilgrims Way: A Live Tour “Up To” Jerusalem’s Temple

Tourists capture sights in living color. Pilgrims are themselves captured by the site’s holiness…*

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Temple Mount
Photo: Kobi Harati/City of David

In this LIVE Tour we take you our readers along the Pilgrims’ Way from the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed a cripple to the gates of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. We will “go up” like the children of Israel on the Feast of Tabernacles with our guide Sharona to the site that is
as weighty in holiness as Judaism itself is old.

Once a wide and well paved path, today it tunnels under the houses of the City of David. The road is being excavated and every inch yields exciting findings from the days of Yeshua (Jesus) up to the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.

We will join those ancient pilgrims, and experience the road as thousands of Jews did, coming from near and far to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, including the pilgrim Yeshua who journeyed from the small village of Nazareth in the Galilee.

When: Tuesday, October 6th at 8PM Jerusalem Time (during the Feast of Tabernacles) but you can watch the recording below!

Where: Live on ZOOM

How: Free for Israel Today Members.

“If they come for enjoyment, a break from the routine before returning home to work – they are tourists. Pilgrims come because being in this place is part of who they are, a necessary segment in the story of their lives. If they are on a journey, not to leave home, but to come home to a deeper place in their soul, then they are pilgrims.” *Quotes from Israel – A Spiritual Travel Guide by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman.

 

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Our Tour Guide

My parents made Aliya, immigrating from Philadelphia to Israel in 1963. I was born in 1970 and raised here as a “sabra.” That’s what native-born Israelis call themselves. I grew up hearing both English and Hebrew in my home.

My family – parents, 3 siblings and myself – always liked travelling and nature. Camping and hiking are a big part of my best childhood memories. As a teenager I joined a youth hiking club based in the Judean Desert. The club belonged to the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). During our hikes we learned about the geology, biology and history of the places we visited.

I knew already back then that this is what I wanted to do with my life – hike in nature and visit fascinating places in Israel.

After graduating high school I did my mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces. I was a gardener, and fiercely fought against all weeds in the army bases where I served.

After completing my army service, I completed “Land of Israel Studies” at the Beit-Berl Teaching College, receiving a B.Ed in geography and my official tour guide certification in 1995. I have worked as a tour guide ever since.

I love my job, and I love my country, so much so that I named both of my sons after mountains in Israel – Tavor (17), and Bental (14)

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