Thousands of people annually seek flight promotions for Israel, a sacred and religious place. Some curiosities about Israel may surprise you. The birthplace of the Jewish people is the Land of Israel. There a significant part of the long history of the nation, whose first thousand years are recorded in the Bible, was staged; there its cultural, religious, and national identity was formed; and there its physical presence was maintained over the centuries, even after most were forced into exile.
During the many years of dispersion, the Jewish people never broke or forgot their bond to the Land. With the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Jewish independence, lost 2,000 years earlier, was renewed.
Know the best flight promotions to Israel and its curiosities
Here are some airlines that offer flight promotions to Israel. Choosing in advance is the best option to find the best airline ticket promotions and realize this dream of visiting the holy lands of Israel. The best airlines are: Aircanada, Emirates, Latam, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, El Al e Iberia.
Once the company has been chosen to buy the area tickets, it is worth remembering that early in Israel's history, God placed the nation in a relationship with Him that no other nation had the privilege of enjoying. In conjunction with that relationship, Moses made the following statements:
For you are an holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a special people for himself, above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth (Deut. 7:6; cf. 10:15; 14:2).
And the Lord has declared you this day to be his peculiar people. And to exalt thee above all nations which he has made, in praise, and in name, and in honor, and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken (26:18-19).
1. The Land of Israel Was Given to Abraham and His Children
In more than one place in the book of Genesis , God promises the Land of Israel (then known as the Land of Canaan to Abraham and his sons. This promise is reiterated to his son Isaac, and to his grandson Jacob, the progenitor of the Jewish people. It remains in effect to this day, and Israel remains the eternal inheritance of the Nation of Israel.
2. It's the top of the world
Shortly after Abraham and Sarah arrived in Canaan, a famine forced them to leave for Egypt. Scripture describes this journey as a "descent." The sages note that Israel is (metaphorically) higher than all other lands, making the journey to Israel an ascent and leaving it a descent.
Those who returned to Israel in Ezra and Nehemiah's time are called olei Bavel ("ascendants [from] Babylon"), and in modern language the move to Israel is called aliya ("ascension").
3. It is generally forbidden to leave Israel
Israel is the holy land, and Jewish law forbids a Jew to leave it unless he has a good reason, which may include: studying Torah, getting married, or for urgent financial reasons. After achieving these goals, one must return to Israel.
4. It has several water sources
The Torah describes the Land of Israel as "a land with streams of water, springs and depths, emerging in valleys and mountains. Blessed with an abundance of water, it lies east of the Mediterranean Sea.
In its northeast corner is the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), which flows into the Jordan River, which in turn flows into the Dead Sea in the southeast. Because the Mediterranean and Dead Sea are salty, the supply of fresh water is limited, leading modern Israel to become a leader in the desalination industry.
5. Its borders are not the same as those of modern Israel
The Torah describes the borders of the Land of Israel, which were later expanded by King Solomon. Part of this area, to the east and north, lies in present-day Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. On the other hand, the southern borders of present-day Israel may well extend beyond the historical boundaries of the Holy Land.
6. Kissing the ground has a long history
When disembarking on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport in Israel, it is not uncommon to see passengers kissing the ground. This is an ancient tradition in Judaism. In the words of Maimonides , 15 "Great sages would kiss the borders of Eretz Yisrael , kiss its stones and roll in its dust. Likewise, the Scriptures declare, 16 'Behold, your servants cherish its stones and caress its dust.'"
7. People want to be buried there
Before his death in Egypt, Jacob asked his son Joseph to transport his body to be buried in his ancestral tomb in Hebron. According to the Talmud , being buried in the Land of Israel brings a certain measure of atonement to the deceased. Furthermore, in the future, the dead will come back to life in Israel. The bodies of those who are buried outside Israel will dig through the earth until they reach the Land, and then their souls will be reintegrated into their bodies. Being buried in the Holy Land precludes the need for this process.
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