The annual congress of the Israeli Antiquities Department took place at Saxum Visitor Center’s conference hall on August 5th. It was the fifth edition of the Judean Hills Archaeology, Environment and Community Congress. This year, Saxum hosted the event for the first time. There were seven lectures
Yesterday morning, Wednesday June 9, a forest fire broke out in Mount Har Haruah, an area close to Saxum. Around midday, the nearby villages were partially evacuated as a cautionary measure. Meanwhile, the firefighters and other emergency services continued working to control the fire. Several
One year ago, when we first started to hear about the coronavirus spreading from China, we were immersed in preparations for the third Holy Land Dialogues (HLD). HLD is a pilgrimage to the Holy Land that combines spiritual and academic elements with participants from around
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.
Tour guides had the multimedia tour and a course of the Israeli Ministry of Tourism led by Dr. Yisca Harani
Read the beautiful words Pope Francis said on Easter Vigil on what going back to Galilee meant to the apostles.
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
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.
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
Visiting the Holy Land can be overwhelming. You’re not sure what to expect, and there’s so much to see in so little time! Below we share some tips that pilgrims say have helped them take advantage of this special, once-in-a-lifetime journey. 1. Do your homework.