Another place which should be on the must see itinery is Shiloh. It was our capital city before King David moved everything to Jerusalem where he wanted to build the Beit HaMikdash, Holy Temple. That was later built by his son, King Solomon.
Today there's a vibrant Jewish community in Shiloh and facilities for tourists at the ancient Tel Shiloh.
Shiloh was the Capital for 369 years, from the time of Joshua until the Prophet Samuel and King Saul, yes, the period of the Judges. It was Shiloh where Chana prayed for a son who would lead the Jewish People out of their cycle of sin and be saved and then sin again. Her son was Samuel the Prophet, who annointed our first two kings, Saul and David.
Today it is posible to come to the same Shiloh and walk on the same stones as our ancestors. I've been announcing Women's Prayers on Rosh Chodesh (the first of the Jewish Lunar Month) for the past few years. The next will be very soon:
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