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Virtual Lectures and Tours About Israel

Hi there! No matter where you travel. it’s always good to gather some background before you arrive. Some people learn the local language, some learn about the local customs, and some read about the history of the place. So, I’m here to offer you some background about Israel! I have created several virtual lectures about Israel, which can help add value to your trip preparations and the trip itself. If you’d like, I am also happy to give virtual tours of top attractions, such as the Old City of Jerusalem, the churches around the Sea of Galilee, and Masada.

I am a certified tour guide in Israel. Read more about me here.

So how does it work?

Simply choose a lecture from the list below and email me at lior@backpackisrael.com to set up a lecture on Zoom or Google Meet. You can also fill the form at the end of the page. I usually reply within 24 hours. If you want a virtual tour of a specific place in Israel, please email me your query and I’ll let you know if possible.

Here are few important points about the virtual lectures:

  • The lectures are private. I believe in personal experiences. By making the lectures private, I will be able to answer all of your questions and we can have a much friendlier time together.
  • The duration of each lecture is approximately 1 hour.
  • The lectures are done with a presentation. I do not send the presentation at the end, but if you want, I can send you a summary of what we talked about.

How much does it cost?

Each lecture costs 50 USD per group (=screen).

Every additional lecture costs 40 USD per group (=screen).

For virtual tour prices – contact me at lior@backpackisrael.com with your specific request.

Payment is done via Paypal or bank transfer after the lecture.

My virtual lectures about Israel:

Lecture #1: The Main Jewish Traditions & Customs

Challah bread - virtual lecture on Jewish traditions and customs
Image by svetlanabar from Pixabay

How much do you know about Judaism? If you plan to visit Israel, the State of the Jewish people, this lecture will get you familiar with the main Jewish traditions and customs. We’ll talk about synagogues, Shabbat, some of the main Jewish holidays, and Jewish practices you might witness during your trip.

This lecture is for people who are completely unfamiliar with Judaism traditions and customs.

Lecture #2: How is Jesus connected to Judaism?

The Last Supper - a virtual lecture about the Jewish side of Jesus
Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Did you know that Jesus was Jewish? Many believe that he was even a Jewish teacher, who never intended to establish a new religion. In this lecture, we will talk about the Jewish life of Jesus and learn about some of the differences between Judaism and Christianity.

This is a great lecture for Christians and non-Christians, who want to understand the roots of Christianity.

Lecture #3: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Where Did it Come From?

Image by 2427999 from Pixabay

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most enduring conflicts. When did the conflict begin? Why are we fighting? What is the Oslo Agreements? And why is there a wall? We’ll talk about all this and much more to try to understand this longtime conflict.

This is a great lecture for anyone who what’s behind the conflict.

Lecture #4: The Story of the Red Sea’s Coral Reef

The Red Sea is home to the northernmost coral reef in the world. In this lecture, we will talk about the special conditions in the Red Sea, learn about corals, and meet some fascinating creatures.

If you plan to visit Eilat or Aqaba, this lecture is a wonderful introduction to this natural wonder.

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