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In accordance with the Israeli Ministry of Health’s instructions due to the COVID-19 crisis, and to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible, Saxum Visitor Center will be closed to visitors as of March 15, 2020.

We invite you to follow us on social media for updates. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon!


The Saxum Visitor Center helps pilgrims to deepen their knowledge of the Holy Land through different multimedia resources in order to enrich each person’s Holy Land experience.

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Visiting the Holy Land

Saxum wishes to make a pilgrim’s visit to the Holy Land more memorable. Here are some digital resources to help you prepare for the trip.

Visit In the Footprints of Our Faith

Emmaus Trail

The Emmaus Trail is an initiative of the Saxum Foundation, the Ministry of Tourism of Israel, and the Jewish National Fund (KKL). Beginning at the Saxum Visitor Center and ending at Emmaus Nicopolis, the trail is 18 km (11 miles) and is not difficult.

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Hosanna! Following Jesus To Jerusalem

Hosanna! Following Jesus To Jerusalem In the footsteps of Jesus’ triumphant entry from Bethphage to the Old City Ten days after I arrived in Israel, I found myself singing “Hosanna”, along with thousands of Christians, in the ancient village of Bethphage. In Bethphage, there is a church that commemorates the place where Jesus found the […]

HLD Talks 2020: “A lot depends on us”

HLD Talks 2020: “A lot depends on us”

You’ve heard of TED Talks, but you haven’t heard of HLD Talks. In this year’s Holy Land Dialogues (HLD), after popular request, participants were able to hear about the Holy Land from those who know it best: entrepreneurs, journalists, activists, and scholars who live here. These sessions took place after dinner, after a day of […]

“Forgiveness goes beyond the laws of justice”: HLD 2020 Conference Day

“Forgiveness goes beyond the laws of justice”: HLD 2020 Conference Day

Jerusalem – As part of Saxum Foundation’s annual pilgrimage, “Holy Land Dialogues”, pilgrims spend time each week thinking about a topic related to dialogue in the Holy Land and wherever they live. This year’s topic was forgiveness, and February 26 found the participants at the Notre Dame Center of Jerusalem, taking a break from visiting […]

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