Tiberias at sunrise (see the outdoor piano)? It is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It has been considered since the 16th century to be one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron, and Safed. Today, Tiberias is a vital tourist center due to its proximity to […]


Safed is a lovely Jewish town near the Galilee, one of the four sacred cities. Another fascinating corner of this unique and diverse country. It was the birthplace of the Kabbalah, a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between the unchanging, eternal God—the mysterious Ein Sin (“The Infinite”)—and the mortal, finite universe […]

Site of Jesus’ final years

Capharnaum, Israel on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus’ last few years, by far the most recorded-Hail Mary or a Notre Dame TD? It is referred to as Jesus’ own city and a place where he lived. The “Spaceship” was the church commemorating the healing of the paraplegic on the Sabbath. Later, the Jews began persecuting […]

Visit To Caesarea, Israel

During my trip to Israel, I had the pleasure of visiting the city of Caesarea. The ancient metropolis was built by Herod the Great to serve as a major Roman port. Here are some of the sites I visited while in Caesarea: This incredible sight reminds me of “Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii,” one of […]