JEWISH RELATED SITES
Yigal Alon Museum and the Ancient Boat -15 minute drive
Located in Kibbutz Ginosar, established in 1937, are history of the people of Galilee and archeological exhibits.
A boat dating back 2000 years, which was uncovered in the Kinneret due to receding water level in 1986,
is a special attraction. The boat aroused speculation in Christian circles, being from the period of Jesus’ time in Galilee.
Ancient Synagogue of Capernaum -15 minute drive
Located in the Tabcha delta, Capernaum is noted for fertility and natural springs. Excavations here uncovered important relics
of the ancient fishing village, including a lakeside dock, an ancient synagogue, and private homes -
one possibly the home of St. Peter. From the Hellenistic and Roman periods, it contains one of the most beautiful synagogues
Tomb of Rabbi Meir-of-the Miracles - 30 minute drive
Situated in Tiberius is the tomb of one of the great Rabbi's following the revolt of Bar Kochba. The Talmud tells of miracles
asserted to him, and it was believed that those who gave tzadaka (charity) to the needy would receive penance as promised
by Rabbi Meir.
Tomb of Shimon bar Yochai - 30 minutes
The tomb of one of the foremost sages of Israel is located at the foot of Mt. Meron.
The site is second only to the Western Wall in number of visitors.
Tomb of Yochanan ben Uziel – 20 minute drive
Located in the hills of Safad is the tomb of Yochanan ben Uziel, first generation of Ta'aim, foremost student of Hillel the sage.
Many come here to pray for fertility, a spouse, prosperity, happiness for their children and good health.
Tomb of the Rambam - 30 minutes drive
Most eminent of Israeli sages, his tomb is found in central Tiberius. Renowned philosopher of the early middle Ages,
he is considered the greatest exigist of all times. The path leading to the grave has seven pillars on which are inscribed
the names of the fourteen books of his works.
Safad (Tzfat) - 15 minute drive
Located on a mountain top in Eastern Galilee, Safad is the highest city of Israel and is considered the capital of Galilee,
It is counted as one of the four holy cities of Israel. (The others are Hebron, Jerusalem and Tiberius).
The main Jewish population center from middle Ages until the close of 19th Century, it features a Biblical Museum,
artists' center, ancient cemetery, Mairi Museum, Museum of Printing and tombs of Sages in nearby Birya.
It was the center of Hebrew studies where the Kabala was written. Many charming old synagogues can also be found here.
Korazin - 5 minute drive
An important city dating from the 1st to 11th century, it was noted in the Mishna and Talmud. A very impressive archeological site,
a very special ancient synagogue can be viewed as well as an oil press, and public and private homes.
It is noted in the New Testament that Jesus preached here.