Bassem Giacaman, like Jesus, was born in Bethlehem, although he moved to New Zealand with his family when he was very young. They left due to the difficult situation many people faced in the Holy Land. They went looking for a better life abroad.
The Holy Sepulchre is probably the most fascinating site of the Holy Land. However, many tourists and pilgrims get the impression of a very chaotic and crowded place, with people shouting, pushing, and where it is difficult to find a moment of silence to meditate.
My name is Alejandra Hernández. I’m from Guatemala. This adventure began for me in November 2019 and I was really excited about it. At first I wasn’t able to foresee the size of all what was awaiting me.
During the next few weeks, the Jews will be celebrating some of the most important holidays in their calendar: the New Year, the Day of Atonement and the Tabernacles.
The first major event in the history of the Bible which took place in the surroundings of Mount Tabor was the victory of Deborah and Barak in their battle against the Canaanites.
Travelling is not that easy this summer due to the pandemic restrictions. Therefore local tourism has boosted. Israel has not been an exception.
Shavuot is the Jewish feast day which commemorates that God gave the Ten Commandments of the Law to Moses in Mount Sinai, after the people of Israel fled from Egypt.
Everything has changed since the tourists left and it was closed due to the coronavirus. The square is usually empty except for a few people praying before the doors or a neighbour passing by.
The image of the Holy Sepulchre closed due to the sanitary crisis of Covid 19 has been shocking for christians in Jerusalem and around the world.
Read the beautiful words Pope Francis said on Easter Vigil on what going back to Galilee meant to the apostles.