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  • Dual Narrative Jaffa Tour

    Jaffa might be best known for the story of Jonah but this ancient seaside city possesses a striking backdrop for the modern story of how Jews and Arabs live together. On this special two and a half hour walking tour participants weave through the ancient and modern city beginning with Jaffa’s connection to the mythical…

  • Masterchef Tom Franz hosts “Taste of Israel” with  Breaking Bread Journeys

    Masterchef Tom Franz hosts “Taste of Israel” with Breaking Bread Journeys

    Israel’s ‘Masterchef’ winner, Tom Franz, recently hosted a  television series entitled “A Taste of Israel” which was shown on German and French public television. The series takes viewers on a culinary journey through parts of Israel and features a segment where Breaking Bread Journeys takes Tom into the Palestinian Territories.  The series can be viewed at this…

  • An Afternoon in Wadi A’ra

    An Afternoon in Wadi A’ra

    For those interested in learning more about the Israeli Arab narrative and afternoon in Wadi Ar’a is a must. Our most recent delicious home hospitality visit at the home of Amna in Kfar Qara offered a very engaging opportunity to learn about the the life and role of tradition Arab Moslem women in society. Amna was introduced…

  • Southern Israel and Gaza border tour

    Southern Israel and Gaza border tour

    Not typically on any tourist route, our new “Life on the Front Line” program focuses on the history of the southern Israel region and its changing borders in context to the reality of life on the ground since Israel’s independence in 1948. The day included a visit to a new museum documenting Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from…

  • What is Challah?

    What is Challah?

    Challah, as you may already know is the traditional Jewish bread eaten on Jewish holidays. Did you know, though, that there is religious significance, and it isn’t merely a cultural practice?  In this post you will learn about the importance of Challah in Jewish tradition, how Challah is different from other breads, and at the…

  • One day – Three Cultures: Nablus, Mt. Gerazim and Har Bracha

    One day – Three Cultures: Nablus, Mt. Gerazim and Har Bracha

    One of our favorite groups, Ecclesia Church has returned to the country for another two Breaking Bread Journeys bringing with them over 40 people to experience the many fascinating cultures present in the Holy Land. Day 1 of their tour took them into Nablus to visit Jacobs Well, a tasting tour led by local women, a scrumptous…

  • Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    Summer to sizzle at the Jerusalem Season of Culture

    For five years, the Jerusalem Season of culture has been ushering in an assortment of creative events emanating straight from Jerusalem. This summers program is expected to build on the very complex, and uniquely artistic and cultural backdrop of Jerusalem in all its complexity ad color. A number of fantastic events are schedule throughout the…

  • Celebrating Ramadan in Jerusalem

    Ramadan, is the name of the ninth month of the Muslim calendar year and in that month Muslims around the world practice the fourth pillar of Islam which is the “Sawm” of the Fast of Ramadan. As Muslims keep the lunar calendar, the Ramadan month travels through the secular calendar, coming ten or eleven days…

  • Top 10 Holy Land experiences over Passover and Easter

    So, the holidays are coming up and you’re thinking about how to plan your Holy Land tour. With so many choices of things to do and places to see – organizing your Holy Land tour might seem overwhelming – particularly if you are visiting over the Passover and Easter holidays. No worries. Breaking Bread Journeys…

  • Meet with Bedouins

    Meet with Bedouins

    Bedouins, an Arab ethnic group, with the name translating to “nomad” is a minority population in Israel of over 114,000 people.  Bedouins are historically from the Middle East and Africa.  Traditionally, they live in clans and majority of Bedouins that live in Israel are located in Israel’s Southern region, in the Negev Desert.  Meeting with Bedouins and experiencing…

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