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    Israel Toer 2013

    Ons nooi u vriendelik uit om saam met ons na Israel te toer. U sal uself begeef op ’n reis na die mees betekenisvolle land ter węreld, nie net omdat dit die plek is waar vir ons saligheid betaal is nie, maar ook omdat die eindtydgebeure rondom hierdie stukkie aarde [waarvan die Here gesę het dit is Syne], afspeel. U sal geestelik aangeraak en verkwik, met ’n hart vol heimweë, terugkeer! Die Bybel sal vir u ’n nuwe betekenis kry. U sal die prentjie kan sien wanneer u weer in u gemeente na ’n boodskap van bv. Jesus se bediening rondom die see van Galilea luister, want u was daar! ’n Mens reis na Israel met ’n opgewonde, biddende en verwagtende hart!

    Pastoor Dries en Margie Van As



    Laai reisplan af. Kliek hier vir PDF leęr.

    Vorige Israel Toere (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)

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    As ek so na wereld gebeure kyk dan kan ons dalk volgende jaar ons toer verleng want Israel se grondgebied gaan so groot word na die Psalm 83 oorlog dat ons van die Nyl Rivier tot by die Eufraat sal kan toer.

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      Deposito betaal! Hier gaat ons...na die Here se land en Sy volk! If you are "Left Behind", moenie worry nie, ek het 'n goeie boek wat julle kan lees.


      Liewe medepelgrim

      Groete in die Naam van die Koning!

      Dit is met groot opgewondenheid dat ek u kan meedeel dat genoeg persone registreer het sodat die toer kan plaasvind. Dws as die Here wil!
      Baie dankie dan ook aan u elkeen wat so flink reageer het – ons bid alreeds elke dag vir die toer!

      Die goeie nuus is dat daar nog plek beskikbaar is, en dat persone steeds kan registreer. ‘n Aantal het dan ook aangedui dat hul dit wel gaan doen sodra hul die geleentheid kry.

      Graag wil ek net ‘n paar vrese rondom die situasie in die Midde Ooste besweer:

      • Israel is veiliger as Suid Afrika – al die persone wat alreeds saam met my daar was kan daarvan getuig. Vir Israel is die veiligheid van toeriste prioriteit!
      Die gids en busoperateurs is gedurig in kontak met sekuriteit om moontlike gevaargebiede te vermy.
      Selfs in die aande is dit heeltemal veilig om busse of taxi’s te neem en op u eie die omgewing te verken, of om in die strate rond te loop.
      ‘Daar heers net ‘n atmosfeer van veiligheid!’
      • In geval van ‘n oorlog sal die toer gekanselleer, of vir ‘n redelike tyd uitgestel word. Indien dit onrealisties is om met die toer voort te gaan sal alle fooie terugbetaal word.
      • Indien ons daar is en ‘n onverwagse situasie breek uit word alle onkostes deur assuransie gedek, en sou die toer nie daar kan voortgaan nie – u geld terug!

      Soos reeds voorheen gesę: ‘Om na die Here se land te gaan is ‘n saak van gebed!’ ‘n Mens is veranderd as jy daar was!

      Kontak my asb oor enigiets wat pla!

      Bless Israel and you will be blessed! [Gen. 12:3]

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      • #4
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        Tyd het gevlieg. Amper daar!

        Duration calculation results
        From and including: Tuesday, 16 April 2013
        To, but not including : Saturday, 29 June 2013

        It is 74 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date

        Or 2 months, 13 days excluding the end date

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        • #5
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          Nie uit my eie krag, of voorsiening, of insig nie, maar uit God se belofte vir die wat Sy volk (Jode) en Sy land (Israel) liefhet......

          Genesis 12:3 "En Ek sal seën diegene wat jou seën,....."

          MY (6de)TOERKAARTJIE!
          Vorige Toere (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011...en nou in 2013)


          Dankie Here vir U genade en voorsiening so onbeskryflik groot. Dankie dat ons die voorreg het om vir 'n 6de keer U land en U volk te kan besoek. Dankie dat U ook 'n afspraak met U volk het aan die einde van tyd sodat hulle as 'n nasie gered kan word. Ons bid vir hulle redding en aanvaarding van die ware Messias, Jesus Christus. Ons bid vir die mense wat U volk vervolg, ja Here, ook op die forum.

          Here, ek kan nie wag om weer met U 'n spesiale ontmoeting in U land met U te kan ervaar nie. Amen.



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          • #6
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            Johnny

            Gaan jy vir 74 dae lank Israel toe????
            The LORD is my Miracle

            G_d was gracious He has shown favor


            Hope is a seed
            God plants in our hearts
            to remind us
            there are better things ahead.
            -Holley Gerth

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            • #7
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              Mag ek vir jou 'n Shopping list gee??
              The LORD is my Miracle

              G_d was gracious He has shown favor


              Hope is a seed
              God plants in our hearts
              to remind us
              there are better things ahead.
              -Holley Gerth

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Ta-An View Post
                Mag ek vir jou 'n Shopping list gee??
                Sure! Gee net die "dollars" ook. Ek en my vrou gaan nie veel "spending money" die keer he nie. Ons dogter vlieg die 23 Junie (5 dae voor ons) na Frankryk en Italie saam met hul skool op 'n kuns/drama toer. Nee jong, ek wens ek gaan vir 74 dae! Dit was hoeveel dae daar nog oor was voor ons vlieg. Nou is daar:

                Duration calculation results

                From and including: Sunday, 5 May 2013
                To and including: Saturday, 29 June 2013
                It is 56 days from the start date to the end date, end date included
                Or 1 month, 25 days including the end date

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                  "My hart loop oor van blydskap, my siel maak groot die Heer......."

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                  • #10
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                    Vir die van julle wat dalk ons toer wil volg en waar ons gaan wees.

                    Walk Where Jesus Walked: Israel – The Holy Land
                    June, 29 - July 11, 2013

                    • Jun 30–Jul. 01 1 night in Natanya - Seasons Hotels


                    • Jul 01-03 2 nights in Tiberias - Caesar hotel in Tiberias


                    • Jul 03-04 1 night in Galilee – Kfar Blum Pastoral Hotel


                    • Jul 04-05 1 night in Bedouin camp - Kfar Hanokdin tent


                    • Jul 05-10 5 nights in Jerusalem - Kibbutz Ramat Rachel


                    DAILY ITINERARY
                    . SATURDAY, JUNE 29 FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV


                    DEPARTURE TO ISRAEL
                    Depart tonight on Elal from Johannesburg to Israel.
                    DAY 1: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 NATANYA


                    BREAKFAST / CAESERIA
                    Arrive early in Tel Aviv. We stop for Breakfast and continue to Caesarea, once a proud Roman port city dating back to the time of Pontius Pilate. View the monumental Roman amphitheater built in the days of Christ. Check in hotel. The rest of the day is free to stroll at the city centre.

                    Dinner & Overnight - Natanya (B,D)

                    DAY 2: MONDAY, JULY 1 GALILEE


                    SAFED / ACCRE / MT. CARMEL / NAZARETH / MT. PRECIPIECE
                    Travel to Safed in the Galilee and walk along the artists quarter. Continue to Accre for a short tour of the old city. Continue to Mukhraka on Mt. Carmel, overlooking the Izrael Valley and the Kishon. The Canaanite inhabitants worshipped Baal and his consort Ishtar who were adopted by the Israelites. Here Elijah the prophet challenged the priests of Baal to prove whose god was more powerful and when he won, the Israelites abandoned the Canaanite deities and the false prophets were slaughtered (1 Kings 18). Mukhraka, the traditional site of the contest, is today marked by a Carmelite monastery, built in 1886. Drive through Nazareth to visit Mount Precipice where tradition hold that an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff (Luke 4:16-30). Below the cliff unfold Izrael Valley and from here we can view Mt. Tabor, Gilad Mountains and Megiddo (Armageddon) where Joshua defeated the Canaanite king of Megiddo, a city which king Solomon built and the site where kings Ahaziah and Joshia killed. For Christians, Armageddon is where forces of God will defeat the forces of Evil in the Final Battle at the End Day.
                    Dinner & Overnight - Tiberias (B,D)


                    DAY 3: TUESDAY, JULY 2 GALILEE
                    TABGHA / PETER’S PRIMACY / CAPERNAUM / BOAT RIDE / FISH LUNCH / MT. BEATITUDES / YARDENIT / DATES SHOP
                    We spend the day around the Sea of Galilee and the north. Visit Peter’s Primacy. Here Jesus met again with the disciples for the "last breakfast" and restored Peter to himself after the disciple's three denials by asking him three times if Peter loved Jesus. Continue to Capernaum that in old times used to be for a border village on the way to Damascus. The Gospel tells about Jesus leaving Nazareth to settle in Capernaum, which became “his own town” and centre of his activities. From its community of fishermen he chose many of his disciples (Peter, Andrew, James, John and Matthew). View the remains of a synagogue 2-3 centuries earlier than when Jesus taught, though most likely on the same site. Nearby are the remains of an octagonal structure, thought to be built on the remains of Peter’s house. Continue to Ginnosar to enjoy a Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee and hear how Jesus calmed the stormy sea and walked upon these waters. Enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s Fish Lunch. Continue to Mt. Beatitudes. Above the mountain is the traditional spot where Jesus delivered the Sermon, he taught on many occasions and also performed many of the miracles. Continue to Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan River, where time will be available for an optional baptismal service – not included in tour price (bring suitable clothing or hire them).
                    We then visit a unique Dates shop.
                    Dinner & overnight - Tiberias (B,L,D)


                    DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 GALILEE
                    CASEREA PHILLIPI / HAR HABTARIM / MANARA / KIBBUTZ
                    Drive to Caesarea Philippi at the base of Mt. Hermon and the sources of the Jordan River. Here Simon acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah, to which Jesus replied: “You are Peter? and on this rock (Petra) I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it”. We start ascending the Golan Heights and view Har Habtarim (we don’t go up there). According to tradition, God made covenant with Abraham and gave him the Promised Land. Ascend Manara by cable car for a spectacular view from the Naftali Mountains over the Hula Valley, Mt. Hermon and the Golan Heights. Arrive early at Kibbutz Kfar Blum. Short visit around the Kibbutz to learn about this unique way of life before enjoying the time at their beautiful hotel..
                    Dinner & overnight – Kfar Blum (B,D)


                    DAY 5: THURSDAY, JULY 4 DEAD SEA
                    JERICHO* / QUMRAN* / MASADA / DEAD SEA / BEDOUIN CAMP
                    Drive along the Jordan Valley for a very short visit in Jericho (* TIME PERMITTING) the oldest city Joshua concurred. In the horizon you will see Mt. of Temptation. Continue to Qumran (* TIME PERMITTING) where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. The scrolls were written by a Jewish sect, the Essenes whom sought the seclusion of the Judean Desert, where they could follow the Law more closely, and wait for the coming Messiah. Enjoy a float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Ascend Masada by cable car for a fascinating tour of this mountain where 960 Jewish defenders organized the last resistance to the Roman conquerors. Descend Massada by foot (very easy walk) along the Roman ramp. From here the bus takes us to a Bedouin Camp. Learn about their way of life and food. Optional Camel ride (not included in rates).
                    Dinner & Overnight – Kfar Hanokdim (B,D)


                    DAY 6: FRIDAY, JULY 5 JERUSALEM
                    EIN KAREM / HASS PROMENADE
                    We now ascend Judeah Hills and stop at the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. Enter Jerusalem and stop at Hass Promenade for a view of entire Jerusalem and surroundings.
                    Dinner & Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)


                    DAY 7: SATURDAY, JULY 6 JERUSALEM
                    MT. OF OLIVES / GETHSAMENE / DOMINUS FLEVIT / WESTERN WALL / BETHESDA / VIA DOLOROSA / ECCE HOMO / HOLY SEPULCHER / ORIENTAL BAZAR / UPPER ROOM / GARDEN TOMB / (PRAYER SERVICE)
                    Drive up Mt. Of Olives. Here overlooking the Temple, Jesus taught his disciples, prophesized the destruction of Jerusalem. From here the entire city of Jerusalem unfolds before us. From here is a good view of Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock mosque. Down the slopes we visit Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was taken captive (Book the Private Gardens across). From here we enter the Old City. Your guide will tell to you about the battle of Jerusalem’s old city during the 1967 war. Visit the Western Wall the most sacred place. Continue to Pools of Bethesda, probably designed at times Herod the Great for the Jewish inhabitants to purify themselves and here Jesus performed the miracle of healing infirm man. We next visit Proturium (Gabbata or Lithostratos). Here you can see a large cistern covered by a later pavement etched with meaningful symbols, including the “game of the King.” Here, many pause in prayer and to recall Jesus’ mocking by the Roman soldiers at the place John called the Gabbata, or “stone pavement” (John 19:13). Walk through the Jewish Quarters to the Upper Room of the Last Supper (time for prayer). We next visit the Garden Tomb, where some believe Jesus was buried (Holy Communion time will be booked).
                    Dinner & Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)


                    DAY 8: SUNDAY, JULY 7 JERUSALEM
                    CITY OF DAVID & HEZEKIA TUNNEL & DAVIDSON CENTRE with 3D MOVIE / YAD VASHEM
                    Visit City of David. The biblical City of David was situated on the southern slope of Mount Moriah. Excavations have provided a rich insight into daily life in and around the Temple percinent. Continue to Hezekia (Siloam)Tunnel dug underneath the Ophel, leading from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam and was designed as an aqueduct to provide Jerusalem with water during an impending siege by the Assyrians. According to an inscription, two teams excavated the tunnel, one starting at each end of the tunnel and then meeting in the middle. We then visit Davidson Archeological Park where there are remains from the time of Beit Omiah Kingdom. Watch 3D Movie. Continue to Yad Vashem, a memorial to the Six Million Jews that lost their lives in the Holocaust. We continue with the guide to explore other interesting places.
                    Dinner & Overnight – Jerusalem (B,D)


                    DAY 9: MONDAY, JULY 8 JERUSALEM / FREE DAY
                    Free day. No bus & guide are provided. Visit with Pastor Dries the Temple Institute and the Burnt House.
                    Dinner & Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)


                    DAY 10: TUESDAY, JULY 9 JERUSALEM / FREE DAY
                    Free day. No bus & guide are provided.
                    Dinner & Overnight - Jerusalem (B,D)


                    DAY 11: WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 FLIGHT HOME
                    EMEK HAELAH / LATRUN / JAFFA / DINNER / AIRPORT
                    Check out of hotel by 11:00AM. Store your luggage at the hotel. The rest of the morning is free. At mid. day travel to Emek Haelah where David contested Goliath. Continue to Latrun memorial museum of the IDF tanks divisions (entrance to Mini-Israel museum is not included in tour rate, aprox. $11 each). Travel for a short visit to Jaffa and last dinner before transfer to the airport for a flight home. (B,D)

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                      BIBLICAL REFERENCES
                      Mt. Beatitudes
                      Matthew 5-7 - Sermon On the Mount
                      Tabgha
                      Matthew 4:18-24, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11 – Jesus calls His disciples Matthew 14:13-21 – Feeding of the 5000
                      John 21:1-24 – Jesus commissioned Peter to “feed my sheep.”
                      Capernaum
                      Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-21 – Peter, Andrew, James, and John called to be disciples
                      Matthew 9:9-13, Mark 2:12 –Jesus called Matthew to be His disciple
                      Matthew 4:31 – Jesus came from Bethel here after His temptation
                      Matthew 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10 – The centurion’s servant healed
                      Mark 1:21-34, Luke 4:31-41 – Jesus taught in the synagogue, delivered a man from an unclean spirit, healed Peter’s mother-in-law and others
                      Mathew 9:18-26, Mark 5:22-43, Luke 8:40-56 – Paralyzed man let down through the roof and healed Matthew 11:23 – Jesus passes judgment upon Capernaum
                      Matthew 17:24 – Jesus teaches at Capernaum
                      John 2:12 – From Cana Jesus went to Capernaum
                      John 4:46-54 – A royal official son at Capernaum healed by Jesus
                      John 6:17, 24 – Going across the sea to Capernaum after multiplying the fish and loaves
                      Sea of Galilee
                      Mark 1:32 – The sick come to Jesus for healing
                      Mark 4:35-41, Matthew 8:23-27, Luke 8:22-25 – Jesus calmed the sea
                      Luke 5:4-11, John 21:6-8 Sea of Galilee yielded two large catches of fish in response to the command of Christ
                      Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25 – Demons cast out of the demoniac by Christ entered into two thousand swine which plunged into the Sea of Galilee
                      Matthew 14:22-34, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:16-21 – Jesus walking on the water
                      John 21 – Jesus met the disciples on the shore after His resurrection
                      Caesarea Philippi
                      Matthew 16:13-16, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-21 – Jesus asked Peter, “Who do you say I am?”
                      Beit Shean
                      Judges 1:27, Joshua 17:11 – Tribe of Manasseh did not drive the people out of the land
                      1 Samuel 31:10-12 – They hung the body of King Saul on the walls of Bet Shean
                      2 Samuel 1:17-27 – David’s lament
                      Massada
                      1 Samuel 22:3-5, 1 Chronicles 12:1-16 After taking his parents to Moab for safety, David and his 400 men returned to Judah and temporarily camped “in the stronghold”. Some OT scholars identify this location with Massada.
                      1 Samuel 24:22 - After confronting Saul at En Gedi, David fled to the “stronghold”
                      Ein Gedi
                      Genesis 14:7 – Amorites smitten by Chedorlaomere
                      2 Chronicles 20:2 – Armies of Moab came against Jehoshaphat of Judah
                      Joshua 15:62 – Six cities at one time were located here
                      1 Samuel 23:29 – David took refuge from Saul
                      1 Samuel 24:1-5 – David cut the skirt of Saul’s robe
                      Jerusalem
                      Genesis 22 – Abraham prepared to offer Isaac on Mt Moriah, the mountain on the northern edge of ancient Jerusalem now covered by the Dome of the Rock
                      2 Samuel 6:1-12 David brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem
                      1 Kings 2:10 – David was buried in Jerusalem 1 Kings 6-9 – Solomon built the temple
                      Luke 2:22, 27, 41-52 – Jesus was presented at the temple as an infant and visited the temple at age 12
                      Acts 2 – Holy Spirit descended on the disciples who were gathered in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, and the church was born
                      Acts 7 – Stephen was martyred in Jerusalem
                      Acts 9 – Saul left Jerusalem for Damascus and was converted
                      Acts 15 – The first church council convened in Jerusalem
                      Garden Tomb
                      Many believe that Jesus was buried in the Garden Tomb which is set in a quiet enclosure just outside the Damascus gate. A nearby hillock, with a Moslem cemetery on top and a broken cistern in its rocky face, bears resemblance to a skull, which could be Golgotha.
                      Mt. of Olives
                      2 Samuel 15:30-37 – King David walked up the Mount of Olives as he fled Jerusalem to escape from his son Absalom.
                      Luke 19:41-44 – Jesus wept over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
                      Acts 3:1-10 – Peter and John heal the lame man
                      1 Kings 11:7-8—Solomon built pagan altars for his foreign wives
                      Zechariah 14:4 – Lord’s second coming prophesied; placing His feet on the Mt. of Olives
                      John 7:53, 8:1 – Jesus came here often to pray
                      Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26 – Jesus came after the
                      Lord's Supper
                      Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19 – Triumphal Entry
                      Cardo
                      Parts of the Cardo Maximus, the mail street of the Roman-Byzantine city, have been discovered in archaeological
                      excavations in the Jewish Quarter.
                      Western Wall
                      Ever since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., Jews have gathered in pilgrimage and in prayer at the
                      Western Wall, which became know as the Wailing Wall. Its cracks are filled with hastily written prayers .for the peace of Jerusalem and the coming of the Messiah.
                      Acts 212:17-23; 23 – Paul, after his third missionary journey, visited Jerusalem, where he was seized by the Jews during a visit to the temple
                      Old City
                      An impressive wall defines the Old City of Jerusalem. Build between 1520 and 1566 on the lines of the Roman fortifications, the ramparts were intended to protect Jerusalem. The walls were between 39 and 49 feet high and
                      roughly 5,330 yards long and had 8 gates.
                      Pools of Bethesda
                      John 5:1-19 Jesus heals lame man
                      Garden of Gethsemane
                      John 18:1-4, Luke 22:39-53, Mark 14:32-52, Matthew 26:36-56 – Place where Jesus was betrayed
                      Upper Room
                      Luke 22, Mark 14:14. Acts 1:12-24 – Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples
                      Ecce Homo Arch
                      According to tradition, this is the spot where Pilate ordered Christ to be brought forth to the Jews, proclaiming, “Ecce Homo” - Behold the Man.
                      Via Dolorasa
                      The Via Dolorasa, “Way of Sorrows” or “Way of the Cross” is the path followed by Jesus from the judgment
                      court to Golgotha.
                      Hills of Jerusalem
                      Luke 2:10 – Angels speak to shepherds to announce Jesus’ birth
                      Gideon Springs
                      Judges 7:1-7 Gideon’s army was reduced to 300
                      John the Baptist’s Cave
                      Luke 1:80—This cave is believed to be the place where John the Baptist sought his first solitude in the ‘wilderness’ and where he first practiced his baptism procedures.
                      Bethlehem
                      2 Samuel 23:13-17—Three mighty men drew water from the well at Bethlehem for David. David would not drink it because they risked their lives.
                      Micah 5:2 – called Ephrath
                      Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Numbers 24:17 Prophecy
                      Genesis 35:16, 19 – Rachel died and was buried here
                      Ruth 1:19 – Residence of Boaz
                      Samuel 16:1, 4 – Residence of Jesse, father of David
                      Luke 2:11 – Birthplace of David
                      Luke 2:7 – Birth of Jesus
                      Knesset
                      The Parliament of Israel is called the Knesset. Knesset is the Hebrew word for “assembly.” The Knesset is Israel’s legislative branch with 120 members who make the laws. Members of the Knesset include teacher, farmers, bankers, lawyers, rabbis and many other professions.
                      Yad Vashem
                      Yad Vashem is the Jewish people’s memorial to the murdered Six Million. Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Shoah education, commemoration, research and documentation.
                      History of the Jewish Nation
                      1812 BCE - Time of Abraham begins (Mesopotamian & Egyptian civilization in flower) The World of Abraham By understanding the character of Abraham, the "proto-Jew", one can understand what Jews are all about. Founder of Judaism Abraham gave rise to a nation of Hebrews -- people who live "on the other side." The Promised Land God gave Abraham and his family the Land of Israel as a laboratory where his descendants are supposed to create the nation that's the model for the world.
                      1712 BCE - Time of Isaac begins 1652 BCE - Time of Jacob begins Isaac and His Sons History repeats itself. Whatever groove Abraham or Isaac or Jacob are going to carve, their descendants are going to get stuck in it.
                      1544 BCE - Joseph sold into slavery Joseph The story of Joseph demonstrates a classic historic pattern of the Jew in Diaspora. The Jew arrives impoverished, works hard despite deprivation, and rises to the top.
                      1522 BCE - Joseph welcomes his family to Egypt Reunion Joseph realizes that through the generations, the family has created a rut of hatred among the brothers. To remedy the situation, he sets the stage for a great test.
                      1428 BCE - Israelites enslaved in Egypt
                      1392 BCE - Time of Moses begins (Egyptian cities of Pithom & Ramses are built) Moses In an all-time irony of ironies, the savior of the Jewish people is raised in the house of the ultimate enemy of the Jews.
                      1312 BCE - Exodus The Ten Plagues Most miracles are natural phenomena with awesomely good timing. The Ten Plagues are a notable exception.
                      1312 BCE - Torah given at Mount Sinai (Canaanites tribes occupy Promised Land) Mount Sinai The encounter between God and the Jews at Mount Sinai was a totally unique event in all of human history. The Golden Calf Only 1/10 of 1% of the Jews participated in worshipping the golden calf. Yet God's reaction makes it clear he is blaming the whole nation. What's going on here?
                      1272 BCE - Conquest of Promised Land The Tragedy of the Spies The spies story occurred on one of the most significant and tragic dates in Jewish history -- the 9th of Av. Every major disaster in Jewish history is connected to this date. Joshua & the Conquest of the Promised Land This is no
                      typical war of conquest replete with pillaging and murder. God has said, "If you follow My instructions all will go well."
                      1106 BCE - Time of the Judges begins (Philistines occupy coastal area of Israel) The Time of the Judges The Jews had no king, but when they needed guidance they turned to "judges," who were both warriors and prophets.
                      879 BCE - Saul anointed king King Saul King Saul was a great man who committed one terrible mistake, dooming his reign from the start.
                      877 BCE - Time of King David begins David The Shepherd & The Warrior Still too young to fight in the army, David becomes Israel's champion when he slays Goliath. David The King He established Jerusalem as Israel's capital, choosing a place that Jacob called “the gate of heaven.”
                      836 BCE - King Solomon begins his rule 825 BCE - First Temple completed (Assyrian empire rising in the north) King Solomon King Solomon, the wisest of all men, built the Temple in Jerusalem and reigned over Israel's golden age.
                      796 BCE - Israel split into two kingdoms A Divided Nation In response to the king's arrogance, the ten northern tribes secede, splitting Israel in two.
                      555 BCE - Assyrians overturn northern Israel; Ten tribes are lost. Assyrian Conquest The Assyrians, who conquer northern Israel, introduce a new way of dealing with vanquished nations. It's called exile.
                      547 BCE - Sennacherib attacks Jerusalem (Babylonians overrun Assyrian empire) The End of Israel Judah lasts another of 134 years before it, too, falls bringing to an end the kingdom of Israel.
                      422 BCE - Babylonians conquer Israel & destroy Temple (Persians overrun Babylonian Empire) Babylonian Exile The Babylonians think God has abandoned the Jews and celebrate. But they have a surprise coming.
                      370 BCE - Jews return from Babylonian exile 355 BCE - Miracle of Purim Purim in Persia Another feast celebrating God’s abandonment of Israel puts in motion a plot to annihilate the Jews.
                      352 BCE - Construction of Second Temple begins The Second Temple The Temple the Babylonians destroyed is rebuilt, but it is never the same – the Ark of the Covenant is missing.
                      347 BCE - Time of the Great Assembly begins (Greeks overrun Persian Empire) The Great Assembly These extraordinary sages defined the essence of Judaism for the Jews of Israel and the Diaspora.
                      312 BCE - Greeks conquer Israel The Greek Empire To the Greeks, what was beautiful was holy; to the Jews, what was holy was beautiful. These views were bound to clash.
                      245 BCE - Torah is translated into Greek; Greeks persecute Jews Greek Persecution Terror reigned -- women who allowed their sons to be circumcised were killed with their babies tied around their necks.
                      167 BCE - Revolt of Maccabees begins
                      139 BCE - Miracle of Chanukah (Romans overrun Greek Empire) The Revolt of the Maccabees The Jewish revolt against the Greeks sets a precedent in human history - it becomes the world's first religious war.
                      63 BCE - Romans invade Israel The Romans Jewish tradition maintains the Romans were descendants of Esau, the red-haired and blood-thirsty brother of Jacob.
                      37 BCE - Herod, the Great, begins his rule Herod the Great A madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis, Herod was also the greatest builder in Jewish history.
                      32 BCE - Time of Hillel & Shammai Hillel and Shammai In a time when many things were going wrong for the Jews, Hillel and Shammai defined what was going right.
                      67 CE - The Great Revolt of Jews against Rome begins The Great Revolt In a seemingly suicidal move, Jews decided to take on the might of Rome.
                      70 CE - Jerusalem conquered by the Romans, 17th of Tammuz War For Jerusalem The Jewish nation fights to the death to save its spiritual center.
                      70 CE - Temple destroyed by the Romans, 9th of Av Destruction of the Temple On the saddest day in the Jewish calender, the 9th of Av, the Temple burns to the ground. Timeline: From Abraham to the Destruction of the Temple Two thousand years of Jewish history at a glance.
                      120 CE - Rebellion of Bar Kochba The Bar Kochba Revolt Despite the disastrous results of the Great Revolt, the Jews revolt again and again.
                      136 CE - Rabbi Akiva martyred Exile The Romans sought to extinguish Jewish presence in Jerusalem by renaming it Aelia Capitolina, and by changing Israel to Palestine.
                      219 CE - Mishna compiled by Rabbi Yehuda HaNassi Talmud In a time of chaos, the rabbis decide that they must do the unprecedented -- write down the Oral Law. Seeds of Christianity During a time of cruel oppression of the Jews, a number of splinter sects sprang up whose members believed that the Apocalypse was at hand.
                      312 CE - Constantine converts Roman Empire to Christianity (Fall of Rome and rise of Byzantine Empire) From Paul to Constantine At first, Christianity was the most successful where people had been attracted to Judaism but were unwilling to take on all its precepts.
                      638 CE - Islamic conquest of Jerusalem The Rise of Islam Mohammed reacted with anger when Jews refused to recognize him as the last of the prophets. The Jews of Babylon The oldest and most stable of Jewish communities was saved from the Christians by Muslims sweeping through the Middle East.
                      1040 CE - Time of Rashi begins 1135 CE - Time of Maimonides begins The Jews of Spain The land of opportunity for Jews -- from the 8th to the 12th century -- was Spain.
                      1096 CE - Time of Crusades begins The Crusades The Crusaders came to liberate the Holy Land from the "infidels" and woe to any Jews who stood in their way.
                      1144 CE - First Blood Libel Blood Libel Nothing can rationally explain the extreme Christian accusations leveled against the Jews at this time: Jews killed babies and drank their blood!
                      1263 CE - The Great Disputation; time of Nachamanides 1348 CE - Black Plague The Black Death Although the Europeans didn't know what brought on the bubonic plague, they had no trouble naming the cause -- it had to be the Jews!
                      1478 CE - The Inquisition begins 1492 CE - Jews expelled from Spain; Columbus discovers America (Ottoman Empire takes over the Middle East) The Inquisition The basic accusation of the Inquisition was that Jews who converted to Christianity were still secretly Jewish.
                      1517 CE - Protestant Reformation; time of Martin Luther The Reformation and the Jews The Reformation exposed the corruption of the Church and brought about the advent of Protestantism. For the Jews it just meant more bad news.
                      1567 CE - Jews invited into Poland The Jews of Poland King Boleslav of Poland invited the Jews, granting them unprecedented rights and privileges.
                      1570 CE - Time of the Ari & Kabbalists The Kabbalists In the 16th century, the mountaintop town of Tzfat became the center of Jewish mysticism – the Kabbalah.
                      1648 CE - Chmielnicki Massacres in Eastern Europe The Jews of Poland
                      1651 CE - Time of Shabbetai Tzvi, false messiah The Kabbalists
                      1654 CE - First Jews arrive in America Jews and the Founding of America The amazing story of Jewish influence on the founding of American democracy is a well-kept secret.
                      1698 CE - Time of the Ba'al Shem Tov begins; the Hassidic Movement 1772 CE - Time of the Misnagdim & Vilna Goan (The Enlightenment; American Revolution; French Revolution) The Hassidic Movement Initially a movement of the poor
                      and uneducated, Hassidism introduced Kabbalah and spirituality into everyday life.
                      1791 CE - Jews herded into Pale of Settlement in Russia Pale of Settlement An area of Russia where Jews were most oppressed, the Pale of Settlement gave rise to amazingly good things.
                      1810 CE - Reform Movement begins in Germany Reform Movement The German Jews who founded the Reform Movement emphasized their loyalty to the "fatherland" in order to be accepted in mainstream German society.
                      1881 CE - Jews made scapegoats for Czar of Russia The Czars and the Jews In Czarist Russia, government-organized pogroms against the Jews kept the eyes of masses off the corrupt regime.
                      1882 CE - first aliyah to Israel Return to the Land of Israel
                      1887 CE - Conservative Movement founded in America Jewish Life in America Jews gained untold riches in America, but lost their heritage and spirituality.
                      1894 CE - Dreyfus Affair in France The Face of Anti-Semitism Even in such civilized nation as France and the United States, anti-Semitism never died out.
                      1897 CE - First Zionist Congress (World War I; end of Ottoman Empire) Modern Zionism The First Zionist Conference, held in 1897, was a major event in the establishment of the modern State of Israel.
                      1917 CE - British Mandate begins in Palestine; Balfour Declaration 1927 CE - Country of Jordan created by the British on the East Bank of the Jordan River The British Mandate The British promised to create a Jewish state. Instead they served their own Arab-linked interests as millions died in the Holocaust.
                      1933 CE - Hitler comes to power in Germany (World War II) The Holocaust While Nazi Germany proceeded to systematically round up and execute Jews, the rest of the world closed its eyes and its doors.
                      1942 CE - Final Solution formulated by the Nazis The Final Solution Hitler was mindlessly focused on his goal: the elimination of all Jews from the planet.
                      1947 CE - Partition of Palestine by the UN 1948 CE - State of Israel declared The State of Israel After the British brutally turned away Holocaust survivors from Israel, the UN voted to partition the land.
                      1948 CE - War of Independence 1964 CE - PLO founded 1967 CE - Six Day War and Reunification of Jerusalem
                      Interesting Facts about Israel
                      Israel is roughly the size of the Kruger National Park.
                      Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East.
                      Israel's population is only 14% of South Africa population.
                      Israel has only 2% of the population of the Middle East.
                      Hebrew is the only case of a dead language being revived in all of world history. Hebrew had not been spoken as a native tongue by anyone for centuries. Today it is the native tongue of millions of people.
                      Israel has the highest ratio of university degrees per capita in the world.
                      Israel produces more scientific papers per capita than any other nation in the world - by a large margin.
                      Israel has the highest number of scientists and technicians per capita in the world - by a large margin.
                      Israel has the highest number of engineers per capita in the world.
                      Israel has the highest number of PhD's per capita in the world.
                      Israel has the highest number of Physicians per capita in the world.
                      Israel has the largest percentage of it's workforce employed in technical professions in the world.
                      Israel has the largest number of startup companies per capita in the world.
                      Israel is the largest immigrant-absorbing nation in the world, per capita.
                      Israel has more museums per capita than any other nation in the world.
                      Israel has more orchestras per capita than any other nation in the world.
                      Israel publishes more books per capita than any other nation in the world.
                      Israel publishes more books translated from other languages than any other nation in the world.
                      Israel reads more books per capita than any other nation in the world.
                      Apart from the Silicon Valley, Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world.
                      Israel has the highest number of home computers per capita in the world.

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                        Re: Israel Toer 2013

                        Ek hoor hierdie ouens gaan weer Israel toe in Julie 2015. Wens ek kan saamgaan!

                        Ek het toe op 'n FB blad afgekom waar hulle die toer adverteer. Dit kan net AWESOME wees. Wie van julle was al in Israel en hoe is dit?

                        https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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