Bringing Israel to life through the Artza Holy Land blog

Explore the Holy Land through the Artza Holy Land blog. A pilgrimage through the country and discover the beauty and culture of the birthplace of Christianity.

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By Daniel Goodman
Edited by Itai Schimmel

Updated February 5, 2023.

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Bringing Israel to life through the Artza Holy Land blog.

Israel is a country steeped in history and culture, and there is no better way to explore and learn about the Holy Land and Jesus' birthland than through our Holy Land Artza blogs.

Artza's Holy Land blog will take you on a pilgrimage through Israel that will begin in the south of the Holy Land and make its way north through the country to the snowy capped mountains of the Hermon. We will walk through and explain the historical significance of holy sites connected to Christ, whilst showing the beauty of the Holy Land, taking you on tours of the must-see sites, and also the local lesser-known secrets of the Land. We will explore both the historical and biblical significance of every site and place you visit in Israel.

Along the way, we will share fascinating facts and insights dating back to the time of Jesus Christ, providing you with a deeper understanding of the land, its significance and its beauty.

This beautiful Land of Israel is important to Christians for a number of reasons, both biblically and historically. One of the main reasons is that Israel is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity, as it was in this region that Jesus was born, lived, and carried out his ministry. Furthermore, it is where he died and was resurrected. Christ's life is full of meaningful moments and these events occurred across the Holy Land.

Biblical significance: Many events in the life of Jesus, as described in the New Testament, took place in the southern region of Israel, including His baptism in the Jordan River, His ministry in Jerusalem and surrounding towns, and His crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem. This region remains an extremely sacred site for Christians today, with many sacred locations and pilgrimage sites. The significance of the north of Israel in the time of Christ is that it was home to several prominent communities, including the cities of Nazareth and Capernaum. Nazareth was the childhood home of Jesus, and Capernaum was the centre of his ministry.

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In addition to visiting these popular tourist destinations, Artza Blog will also take you to lesser-known but equally beautiful places such as the Bahai gardens in Haifa, the ancient city of Beit She'an, the secret canyons and water springs of the Negev desert, and so much more! Each location filled with beauty and a rich history. Throughout your journey with Artza’s Holy Land Blog we will provide you with detailed information, insider tips, and personal recommendations to help you plan your own trip to Israel or to read and live vicariously through Artza’s blog. Whether you're a history buff, a religious pilgrim, or simply looking to experience the culture and beauty of this fascinating country, our Artza Holy Land Blog will be a valuable resource for you.

Join us on our journey through Israel and discover this beautiful country's stories, history, and culture. We will guide you to the must-see and must-do places that will make your trip even more special and memorable.

As we come to the close of our first Holy Land Artza Blog which takes you on a journey through Israel with, we want to express our deep gratitude for participation. It has been a privilege to share with you the beauty, culture and traditions of this land that holds such a special place in our hearts thus far, and we are so excited for what is to come!

For those who seek a deeper connection to the Holy Land, our Artza subscription boxes are the next best thing to actually travelling to Israel, it is the best way to bring the Holy Land to your doorstep. Each Artza box is sent to you from a different region in Israel, and it is packed with up to eight stunning hand crafted gifts, local foods a spices, art, scripture, ceramic and so much more - each carefully chosen from the local artisans and charities of that specific region - with the aim of bringing the Holy Land to life in the most meaningful and immersive way possible. This is your chance to experience the Beauty of the Holy Land and to support the people of Israel.

Welcome to the Holy Land Artza Blog and welcome to ISRAEL!