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Israel Unlocked: Masada – The Fight for Freedom [TUESDAY]

Dear Times of Israel Community member,

Please join us this Tuesday, February 23 for the next installment of the Israel Unlocked virtual tour series, exclusive to the Times of Israel Community. On the eve of Purim, we will first make a stop in ancient Shushan where the Jews fought for their religious freedom, and then continue on to Masada, the desert fortress, one of the best known and most visited sites in Israel.

Initially built by Herod as a stronghold against enemies, Masada served as a refuge and palace for himself and his entourage. After Herod’s death, the fortress was abandoned until it was eventually re-used by ancient Jewish warriors. In 73 AD, three years after the Romans destroyed and burned Jerusalem and the Temple, the remnants of the Jewish revolt held out for months against the onslaught of a Roman Legion.

Top: Masada (Andrew Shiva); Bottom right: Shushan (Pentocelo)

About our guide: Amy Ben-Dov immigrated to Israel from the U.S. and has a background in informal education with more than 25 years of experience as a tour guide and educator. She guides tours throughout Israel and has taught high school and college students and adults in more formal settings. Together with her husband, Amy created a travel consultancy in Israel that specializes in creating unique, authentic, and off-the-beaten-path experiences. They and their two children (and rambunctious dog) are based in Modiin, Israel.

Virtual tour on Zoom – details:

This Tuesday, February 23, 2021

12:00 pm Eastern

5:00 pm UK

7:00 pm Israel

Webinar ID: 857 6668 6355

Passcode: 408756

A recording will be available after the tour on the ToI Community page.

Click HERE to join the virtual tour Tuesday on ZoomMissed an earlier tour? Watch a recording on the Community page now!We hope to see you there — and thank you for being part of our Community!

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