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The Best Virtual Ways to Experience Israel Right Now

Icon July 13, 2020
Icon By Shai Navon
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Global travel continues to be limited for the time being. We know for a fact that this is disappointing for everyone who planned to travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2020. Although it looks like we’re all going to have to wait a little bit longer before we can re-book our travel plans, you can still stay connected with Israel and experience the Holy Land from afar.

While looking for projects and activities you can participate in from your home, why not explore the brilliance of Israel from the comfort of your own couch? Utilizing exciting technologies and applications, here are a few recommended online offerings that will give you a sense of the culture, people, and landscape of the Holy Land and connect you authentically with some of the best experiences our beautiful country has to offer.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Israel’s largest cultural institution has heard the call for virtual tours and answered it in style! Their website now allows online visitors to tour the massive collection of Judaica, art, and archaeology related to the Holy Land, with self-guided tours as well as tours and lessons featuring renowned curators and academics.  There’s even a Children’s Corner for the little ones! We recommend their online exhibit “The Cradle of Christianity” which offers you the opportunity to see the Scriptures come to life and explore the biblical-era city of Jerusalem.

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

Yad Vashem

The world’s foremost museum and memorial of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem offers an array of e-learning opportunities. The modern state of Israel and the history of the Jewish people cannot be understood without learning about the tragedies of the Holocaust. Yad Vashem’s online resources include historical videos and survivor testimonies.

We recommend checking out this inspiring online exhibition which focuses on the art and creativity of victims of the Holocaust. While sad and sobering, Yad Vashem represents a piece of Jewish history that must never be forgotten.

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Baha’i Gardens, Haifa

Baha’i Gardens, Haifa

Israel is widely known around the world as an important religious travel destination for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But the northern Israeli town of Haifa is the home of the magnificent temple and gardens of the Baha’i faith as well. This UNESCO World Heritage site features stunning terraced gardens overlooking the sea, and typically sees more than one million visitors each year. This Middle Eastern religion prioritizes unity of all people above all else, and recognizes other major religious figures like Buddha, Jesus Christ, and Muhammad, as manifestations of God. This website features majestic views of this incredible temple and gardens.

Israel Campus Live

Israel Campus Live

Together with the Charney Forum for New Diplomacy, and working in partnership with the Haifa University – One of Israel’s top academic institutes, and other scholars from various Israeli institutes, we at Gordon Tours are proud to present Israel Campus Live!

This exciting and unique digital campus combines the best of virtual tourism alongside an authentic online learning experience. Israel Campus Live offers a brand new way to engage with Israel from afar, virtually visit the sights of the Holy Land, while deepening your understanding of the people, history, culture, politics and essence of Israel. The Israel Campus Live team is comprised of Jews and Christians who together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with the global Christian community and Israel. Topics offered include Biblical Archaeology, History of Israel, Middle East Geopolitics, and so much more! 

Join us on this journey to expand your knowledge and strengthen your bond with the land of the Bible. Registration is FREE for three (3) weeks, and classes are filling up fast, so register for your favorite classes today!

The Bottom Line

It’s certainly disappointing to have your travel plans disrupted and to not be able to visit and experience some of these important sites in Biblical history in person. Until this period of global uncertainty ends, these virtual tours and classes are the next best thing. Taking the time to learn and engage with Israeli history and culture will only enrich your next physical trip to the Holy Land. Until then, we’re looking forward to seeing you safely online!

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