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By Jackie Feldman

For lots of Evangelical Christians, a visit to the Holy Land is an essential component of training their religion. Arriving in teams, each one of these pilgrims are guided via Jewish Israeli travel publications. For greater than 3 a long time, Jackie Feldman—born into an Orthodox Jewish relatives in manhattan, now an Israeli citizen, pupil, and authorized guide—has been prime excursions, examining Biblical landscapes, and fielding questions on faith and present politics. during this publication, he attracts on pilgrimage and tourism stories, his personal stories, and interviews with different courses, Palestinian drivers and commute brokers, and Christian pastors to ascertain the complicated interactions by which courses and travelers "co-produce" the Bible Land. He uncovers the implicit politics of trip brochures and non secular souvenirs. Feldman asks what it capacity while Jewish-Israeli publications get stuck up of their personal performances or perform Christian rituals, and displays on how his interactions with Christian travelers have replaced his realizing of himself and his perspectives of faith.

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My flirtation with Christianity has become less emotionally charged as I grow older and define myself in other situations, as opposed to other others – mainly Jewish-Israelis whose religious or political orientations I disagree with. In working with Christian groups, I sometimes marshal tried-and-tested answers to parry confrontations before they are voiced. Many of the religious questions I struggled with as a 22-year-old new immigrant, with his kippa (skull­cap) no longer on his head but still in his pocket, have lost much of their urgency.

The Christian pilgrims’ view of the land confirms this basic duality. The Making of a Jewish-Israeli Pilgrim Guide All tour groups traveling in Israel, including pilgrim groups, are required to be accompanied by a licensed guide. 46 The course is intensive – two years, 12 hours a week, with major emphases placed on biblical history, archaeology, and Christianity. In addition to attending lectures and passing exams, guides participate in 75 full-day tours throughout the country, led by a veteran tour guide who serves as a cultural role model for the novice guides.

Whether they refer to it as the Holy Land, the Bible Land, Palestine, Israel, or Zion, more and more Christians are coming to visit the sites where Jesus walked, preached, died on the cross, and was resurrected from the dead. Post-Soviet pilgrims now crowd the Holy Sepulchre. Three popes have come on pilgrimage in the course of fifteen years, encouraging flocks of Catholic faithful to follow. For Evangelicals – from the United States but also from Brazil and Nigeria – a voyage to the Holy Land is becoming an integral part of Christian practice and discourse.

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