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Monfort is an impressive Crusader Castle in Western Upper Galilee. The Montfort is an archaeological site of the Middle Ages, consisting of the ruins of a fortress built by Crusaders during the times of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. this fortress had not been originally built for military purposes but begun its way as an agricultural farm, prior to its becoming one of the finest examples of fortified building architecture.

The noble French De Milly family received the estate and began to cultivate the land, turning it into a farming estate.

Location: The Galilee, Israel
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Olive Bread - Just like it was made in biblical times

"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it; and he gave to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body."
Matthew 26:25-27
 
Olive Bread - Just like it was made in biblical times
Recipe by *Chef Moshe Segev - the Resident Chef at EL AL Israel Airlines *since 2010.
 
750 grams white durum flour – you can use special bread flour or regular white flour.
 
250 grams whole wheat flour
 
50 grams wet yeast
 
600 ml (about 20 ounces) lukewarm or cold water – not warm or hot water!
 
Teaspoon sugar
 
Tablespoon salt
 
1 cup black olives
 
1 cup green olives
 
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped rosemary
 
3 tablespoons finely chopped thyme removed from the stem
 
70 ml (about 2 – 3 ounces) olive oil
 
2 onions cut into thin slices and stir-fried in olive oil, ¼ tablespoon ground pepper and two cloves of crushed garlic
 
Preparation:
 
Place 500 ml (about 17 ounces) of the water in a bowl and gradually add the remaining water as needed. Continue to add: yeast, olive oil, thyme, olives and rosemary. Mix well with a whisk until the yeast dissolves in the water.
 
Add the flour and with it the herbs and onion.
 
Mix well and after you have a convenient lump for kneading, begin to knead well, for at least seven minutes.
 
Place on the side and let it rise to twice its size. At least one hour.
 
After the bread has risen…
 
Punch out the air and form into a bread loaf.
 
Lightly flour the baking pan and place the loaf on it. Cover with a towel and leave in a warm place for 30 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
 
Heat the oven to 240 degrees C (about 450 F) and place a pan with water at the bottom of the oven to steam up the oven.
 
The steam creates a truly crisp crust.
 
After the loaf has risen and a moment before placing it in the oven, make two lengthwise and two horizontal cuts on the top of the bread with a sharp knife and then immediately place it in the oven so as not to lose the air the yeast has created for us.
 
Leave the bread in the hot oven for 20 minutes or until it is a clear gold color and then open the oven to lower the temperature to 160 C (320 F) degrees.
 
When the oven cools down a bit, close it and continue to bake the bread for another 30 minutes.
 
Be sure to check the bread before removing it from the oven. Use a thermometer and make sure it is at least 70 C (about 160 F) degrees.
 
If you don’t have a thermometer you can check it with a toothpick, as you would a cake.
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Station of the cross no. 2 - the Sisters of Zion convent

In the Sisters of Zion convent is the courtyard of the Antonia. Here is the stone pavement, Lithostrotos in Greek and Gabbatha in Aramaic. Here Jesus took the Cross and started carrying it to Calvary.
This is the second Station of the Cross

Location: Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
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Behold, he that keepeth Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psalm 121:4
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Via Dolorosa station 1 - the Flagellation Church

The solemn ceiling of the Flagellation Church marks the flogging Jesus received before he was taken to trial.
Pilgrims come here to remember the suffering.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
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He said to me, This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh.
Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.
Fishermen will stand along the shore; from En Gedi to En Eglaim there will be places for spreading nets. The fish will be of many kinds--like the fish of the Great Sea.

Ezekiel 47:8-10

Hard to imagine this picture when we know that nowadays the water contains 35% salt and minerals
Location: The Dead Sea, Israel
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A must see view of Jerusalem from the mount of olives in 360°.

Click here:
http://www.360vr.tamiror.com/pano/giga/mtzeitim
And navigate throughout the city.
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The Garden Tomb (also known as Gordon's Calvary) is located in Jerusalem,
outside the city walls and close to the Damascus Gate, is a rock-cut
tomb considered by some to be the site of the burial and resurrection of
Jesus, and to be adjacent to Golgotha, in contradistinction to the
traditional site for these—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
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The Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is one of the most important places for Christians throughout the world. The tomb of Jesus is visited and revered here by millions of pilgrims every year.
At the entrance we can see historical graffiti of one Piero Vendermini from Venice who visited here in 1384. This is the oldest graffiti in Israel.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
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The Garden Tomb (also known as Gordon's Calvary) is located in Jerusalem, outside the city walls and close to the Damascus Gate, is a rock-cut tomb considered by some to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus, and to be adjacent to Golgotha, in contradistinction to the traditional site for these—the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
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