Tiberias  טבריה

 

   

Tiberias is a unique city located on the west shore of Lake Kinneret in northern Israel. It is a Jewish city with a population of about  40,000 people and was named after Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus by Herod Antipas who founded the city in 20 CE

Today it is a beautiful city and a major tourist destination.  The road approaching Tiberias from the south is spectacular in beauty. Some might want to boast about the Florida roads however if you come to Tiberias via this road you will quickly forget all of them.   

 

 

 

The city has at least 30 hotels and also other accommodations such as bed and breakfast for all types of people. Come and visit the Sheraton, the Holiday Inn or the King Solomon Hotels just to name a few.

There are many activities for the tourist and citizen alike. After all you are looking at this profile because you are considering this city as a future home.

 

No doubt the biggest draw bringing many Jews to settle here in this city is the desire to live next to the beautiful Lake Kinneret. Lets not forget that this is G-ds country.

Did you know that Tiberias is considered one of Israel's four holist cities. Here was the home to the final days of the great Sanhedrin and in 2004 a new Sanhedrin was formed. So it is no coincidence that this holy place was visited by some of the greatest rabbis of the ages and is the burial place for many of them. Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai cleansed the city of impurity and bathed in the hot springs which remain here until this day. Among  the burial sites here is that of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto over looking Tiberias. Also the tomb of Rabbi Akiva is here. The famous Rabbi Moses Maimonides also known as the Rambam has his tomb here and it is as a major destination for many religious Jews. It is seen in the two photos below.

     

There are many nice homes, apartments and condos here. Almost all have excellent views.

   

Come for a stroll and visit the many shops and restaurants the city has for the people of this quaint Jewish city.

  

  

Come and visit the plaza called "The BIG" It contains an Ace  hardware  store and a major grocery store that will have all your home and kosher needs.

  

  

Tiberias also has a Home Center.

         

Do you know of a more pleasant place to live?

 

25 minutes south west of Tiberias is the famous Mount Tabor. (Har Tavor in Hebrew) History is alive at the place where  Devorah the prophetess and judge of Israel assembled with 10,000 troops and thier general to prepare for battle against the enemy whom they would defeat.

In the flat lands below the enemy approached with a vast army and 900 iron chariots. There the enemy was defeated. These are the same flat lands that extend into the Jezre'el Valley.

  

There is a road the takes one out of the city of Tiberias. It leads to the the holy city of Tzfat (Safed). As one travels north out of the city one can look back for a last look.

  

On the road exiting the city to the north, you will enter some of the most beautiful hill country in the world.

So When Are You Coming Home?!

“Those who trust in HaShem are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so HaShem surrounds His people, from this time forth and forever.”   Tehillim 125:1-2,

 

 הודו ל'' כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

 

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