From daily prayers for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, to the annual hope of the Passover Seder, “next year in Jerusalem”, to the smashing of a glass at every Jewish wedding to commemorate Jerusalem’s destruction, it is impossible to disentangle the Jewish story from Israel. The history of the Jewish people is indeed an extraordinary narrative, and Israel is the place where that story is told. It is the place where the story started, and where, in vibrant colours, the story continues to unfold today.
A Jewish heritage tour to Israel is the perfect way to engage with this rich tradition and heritage. Visiting Israel with Pomegranate Travel will be an emotionally moving, intellectually engaging, and spiritually uplifting adventure. You will see Jewish life first hand from biblical period Jewish homes, synagogues and artefacts, to the kaleidoscope of Jewish life which makes up Israel today. In true Jewish style you will be encouraged to get involved in the many debates internal to Israeli society, to explore questions of identity, and to eat lots. Pomegranate Travel arranges Jewish Heritage tours for first timers in Israel, for those who have not visited for many years, and for those looking for a more in depth experience.
Egypt also has a long and fascinating Jewish history, so if this is an important topic for you please do let us know when inquiring about your Egypt tour too.
We would be delighted to facilitate the celebration of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Israel, helping you to connect your family to thousands of years of Jewish history.
Jews and Egyptians have a long history as the bible tells us, but the first fully documented Jewish presence in Egypt was on Elephantine island where Jewish mercenaries were garrisoned.
Where are the best places to visit on a Jewish heritage tour in Israel? The obvious starting point is Jerusalem, the capital of King David’s ancient state, and today’s modern state of Israel.
Jewish heritage in Israel is focused not only on ancient history, but also to a large extent on more recent history.
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