The most incredible monastery of the Judean Desert, if not the entire Middle East. Over a thousand years the most incredible stories, discoveries and miracles happened here, behind the thick stone walls.
Once a year Laura of Saint Sabbas change its colour. Thousands of candles lighted up by monks make it burning. I do invite you to the unforgettable journey to the one of the most amazing places in Israel, legendary Monastery of Saint Sabbas on their very special Holiday.
I invite you to spend a festive evening of the forth candle lighting in the photo-master class at the Mea Shearim neighborhood – one of the most interesting places in Israel, also loved by photographers all over the world. Of course, in addition to the main purpose of our visit – shooting holiday lights – you’ll learn a lot about the life of the country’s most orthodox quarter, look into its windows and see what the Hanukkah in Mea Shearim is.
I invite to join me on the trip to the first capital of the Jews, the only city in the current Palestinian Authority, where the border between the territories C & A takes place, in fact, on the same street; a city divided between Israeli and Palestinian authorities, the city in which there are 200,000 Arabs and 600 Jews, who, despite everything, still live there, and the Jewish presence in Hebron feels stronger than in any other city in Israel.
This trip is dedicated to the most beautiful mosaics ever dug out all over the land of Israel, including the Gaza Strip, and collected in one place in ‘The Inn of the Good Samaritan’, to the peculiarities of the mosaic fabrication, as well as to the most surreal monastery of the Judea desert – St. Gerasim – and the site of the alleged baptism of Jesus Christ, Qasr el Yahud.
In Jerusalem, there are places where time stands still. In Mea Shearim, the atmosphere of a 200 years-old Jewish town organically coexists with the 21st century world. An excursion to one of the most interesting and incredible ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of Jerusalem on the eve of the Atonement Day.