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Travelujah and the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem invite you to join us on September 14th for an exploration of the unique Jerusalem traditions surrounding the Yamim Norai'im, "The Days of Awe” leading up to Yom Kippur.
The Talmud teaches that "Tshuva" (repentance) was one the seven things created by God before He created the world. In ancient times, the Temple in Jerusalem was the locus of the yearly ritual of national and individual repentance, which would crescendo on the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.On this Day, God's forgiveness was attained when the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies – Kodesh HaKodashim – to offer an atoning sacrifice on behalf of Israel (Leviticus 16:1-5).
The first declaration the High Priest uttered in the Temple on Yom Kippur, was "Ana” – I have sinned. This was followed by the rest of the nation of Israel acknowledging their sins and repenting. This day is celebrated because it provides assurance that restoration with God is possible providing freedom from sin, and hope for a positive future.
Today the Jewish people still consider Yom Kippur the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar and Jerusalem the holiest city. And for ten days beginning with Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and culminating with Yom Kippur, the Jewish people reflect on their lives, repent of past wrongs and prepare themselves for God’s judgment on what the coming year will bring.
Date: Monday, 14 September 2009
Time: 19:30-22:30 (the bus will depart promptly at 19:30)
Cost: $30 (Advance reservations required; space is limited)
Meeting Place: The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Rehov Rachel Imenu 20, German Colony of Jerusalem
To Reserve: Call: 052-744-4033 or register online at www.travelujah.com
Feast of Hanukah
For one day only, Travelujah.com in partnership with The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation, The International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem and Neot Kedumim are sponsoring an on-site archaeological tour of where the story of Hanukah began; Modi'in. Join renowned archaeologist Dr. Shimon Gibson, author of the recent bestseller "The Last Days of Jesus", and Rabbi Dr. Daniel Jackson, to learn more about the Maccabean revolt, including a brief visit to the biblical landscape of Neot Kedumim, the recent excavations of several ancient Modi'in sites including Khirbet Midya, Khirbet Hamman and Titura Hill, sacred texts related to the story of Hanukah, and the canonization process of the Hebrew canon.
Date: December 13, 2009 / Time: 11:00 am - 5 pm
Departure location: Jerusalem - Binyenei Hauma / Price: 180 shekel
To reserve your bus seat, please call 052-744-4033 or click here
Cycling in the Holy Land
It is our great pride and pleasure to invite you to participate in the first ever "Tour d'Israel" a five stages cycling event and experience you are sure to never forget.
Pedal across the Land of the Bible, from snow-capped Mt. Hermon in the North to sunny Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea - a 747 km cycling challenge passing through regions, cities and sites that evoke memories of biblical history and the topography of Old & New Testament lands.
The Galilee hills and their magnificent vistas, legendary Masada, Negev Desert expanses, the shores of the Mediterranean Sea; Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee; Jerusalem and Beersheba; the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. History, religion, archeology and current events all play their part in telling the timeless story of one of the world's most awe-inspiring and vital regions, and now you too can share in the experience, taking part in the inaugural "Tour d'Israel" challenge for five days of memorable cycling scenic and often inspiring views!
Scheduled to take place 7-11 March 2010 and with overnights in local field schools, hostels and hotels, Tour d'Israel has been designed as a 2 person team competition. This highly challenging and enjoyable race features nine separate categories based on gender and age: Men; Women; Mixed Gender; Adults, Masters (the cumulative age of team members exceeds 80 years) and Grand Masters (the cumulative age of team members exceeds 100 years). Daily laps will run between 125 and 180 km, with the ranking each pair receives based on the time clocked by its slower rider.
"Tour d'Israel" is being organized by Zimuk Ltd, organizers of dozens of Israel's largest and most complex bike riding event and hundreds of bike treks, competitions and bike events all over the country. The company served as official organizers and managers of competitions held under the aegis of the Israel Cycling Federation and currently it manages the majority of Israel's major cycling events.
Zimuk has been joined in the organization of Tour d'Israel, by ZOE Productions, specialists in the production of exhibitions and special events.
1- Sunday, March 7th: Nahariya - Hermon 125 km with 3,770m of climbing
2- Monday, March 8th: Kfar Giladi - Nazareth 140 km with 1,400m of climbing
3- Tuesday, March 9th: Afula - Massada 180 km with 1,900m of climbing
4- Wednesday, March 10th: Ein-Bokek - Mitzpe Ramon 140 km with 2,400m of climbing
5- Thursday, March 11th: Mitzpe Ramon - Eilat 162km with 1,900m of climbing
Total: 747 km with 11,370m climbing