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Israel a Spiritual Travel Guide 2/E: A Companion for the Modern Jewish Pilgrim

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Be spiritually prepared for your journey in Israel.

The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit. Combining, in quick reference format, ancient blessings, medieval prayers, biblical references, and modern poetry, it helps today s pilgrim tap into the deep spiritual meaning of the ancient and modern sites of the Holy Land. For eac
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Jewish Lights Publishing (first published 1998)
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Rebecca
Jul 17, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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A nice balance for the very secular trip I took. As the author writes, your tour guides will cover way more history than you ever wanted, and this book will help you think about the holiness of the land.

I didn't at all use this book as instructed, there was just no way I could have dragged the book out to read from on site even if I'd wanted to, but I'm glad I brought it along. Even with our ridiculous schedule it was easy to find a few minutes for the 1-2 page readings about each place. I was
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David
Jan 03, 2013 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, travel
This book is not a guide to Israel--it is a spiritual companion for someone who is touring the country, as a pilgrim. Various locations in Israel are briefly described, followed by some ancient and/or modern spiritual texts. My favorite text was the modern poem "Tourists" by Yehuda Amichai. Touring the country is always fascinating--this book can give your experience a much deeper meaning.

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Jun 21, 2012 Diana rated it really liked it
This book is coming along with me on my trip to Israel. I have found it very helpful to focus my thoughts about the experience I will be having.
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An excellent way to prep for a great trip to Israel - more than a guide book!
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