The Land of Israel: Past, Present and Future : A Journey of Discovery
Set out on the adventure of a lifetime as you learn the story of Israel, a land as ancient as the City of David, as complex as its underground caves and as buoyant as the Dead Sea.
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Program No. 14876RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

King David swam here. Herod the Great sought its healing waters, too. Farmers used its minerals as fertilizer and the Egyptians used it in their balms for mummification. As you float in the Dead Sea, consider this region as a cradle of cultures and birthplace of world religions. With local experts and scholars to lead you, discover the holy sites, history and modern life of Israel and learn how the past informs the nation’s present and future.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking up to two miles per day; some cobblestone streets and stairs. Hot, dry weather in Dead Sea region.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join thousands of Israelis at the Western Wall to welcome the Jewish Sabbath.
  • Journey to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, and float in its buoyant and therapeutic waters.
  • Stay on a Kibbutz and talk with residents about their life in a collective community.
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Cheryl Meskin
Cheryl works as a "hostess" for many groups travelling in Israel. She “made Aliyah” (immigrated to Israel) in 2006 at the age of 60 from Queens, New York. Cheryl was the Director of the Early Childhood Department of the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York. In her spare time she wrote, directed and starred “Shalom Corner a Jewish Romper Room.” She lives with her husband of 46 years in Jerusalem and is the proud mother of two daughters, two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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