Capernaum,Yardenit, Bethlehem, Hebron, Tomb of Patriarchs, Holy Sights
Images of beautiful holy sights such as the Greek Orthodox Church of the Twelve Aspostles in Capernaum, Ein Karem and the tomb of Saint John the† Baptist, Dome of the Rock, St. Mary Magdalene and itís beautiful fescos, Trappist Monastery At Latrun, Dormition and Mount of Zion sunise, night views of Notre Dame Hospice, and St. Savior Church in Jerusalem, Bethlehem- Church of the Nativity interior, Bethlehem-Manger square with Omar Mosque at sunset, and Yardenit Baptisms in River Jordan.†
Al-Jazzar Pasha Mosque in Akko is Israel's largest mosque outside of Jerusalem and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel. Building was completed during the Turkish period-1781 AD during the early years of the Al-Jazzar Pasha's rule. It was built on ruins of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. The Mosque is adjacent to the Museum of Underground Prisoners in the Acre Citadel.
Cave of Machpelah, or Tomb of the Patriarchs, is the world's most ancient Jewish site and the second holiest place for the Jewish people, after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The cave was purchased by Abraham as a burial place for his wife Sarah some 3,700 years ago, along with the trees and field adjoining it, the first recorded transaction of a Hebrew buying land in Canaan (Genesis 23). Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Rebecca, and Leah were all later buried in the same place. These are considered the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people. The only one who is missing is Rachel, who was buried near Bethlehem where she died in childbirth. Muslims believe that Joseph is also buried here, though Jews think he was buried in Nablus. The building covering the cave was constructed roughly two thousand years ago by Herod. The 40-60 foot high walls are similar to those of the Temple Mount. Since Herod's time, the structure has been used by foreign conquerors as a shrine to their own religions. Thus, the Byzantines and Crusaders transformed it into a church and the Muslims converted it a mosque. About 700 years ago, the Mamelukes conquered Hebron, declared the structure a mosque and forbade entry to Jews, who were not allowed past the seventh step on a staircase outside the building.