Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

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St. Mary of the Resurrection Abbey

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The Crusaders believed that Abu Gosh was the site where Jesus revealed himself after his resurrection, and in the 12th century they built...


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A Jewish community lived in Ein Gedi for more than 1,200 years, beginning in the 7th century BC. In the 3rd century AD, they built a...

Tel Arad

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The 250-acre site of the biblical city of Arad (to the northwest of the modern city) contains the remains of a major metropolis from...

Tel Beit Shemesh

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This low-profile archaeological site has fine views of the fields of Nahal Soreq, where Samson dallied with Delilah (Judges 16). When...

Tel Jericho

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Also called Tel es-Sultan (Sultan's Hill), Tel Jericho covers the legendary ancient city. Nearly 200 years of excavations have still...

Telul Abu'Alayiq

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The remains of the royal palace of the Hasmonean dynasty (2nd–1st centuries BC) have been uncovered at Telul Abu'Alayiq. In the 1st...

Trappist Abbey of Latrun

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Trappist monks have been producing wine here since the 1890s. The interior of the 19th-century abbey is an odd mix of round neo-Byzantine...

Tzora Vineyard

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Overlooking the Soreq Valley, this kibbutz winery sells and serves reds and whites, including their Shoresh signature red blend of single-vineyard...

Tzuba Vineyard

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Part of the eponymous kibbutz, this winery produces excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Call winemaker Paul Dubb to...

Yatir Winery

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At the foot of the ancient Tel Arad, this boutique vineyard was established in 2000. Yatir Forest (a Cabernet Sauvignon blend) is the...