Walk the Korazim-Capernaum Countryside
Follow Ancient Paths, Following Historical Figures and Events
According to Matthew’s Gospel, during the Galilean ministry, Jesus preached in Korazim and upon leaving, reproached the town for its failure to repent. He and the disciples perhaps then descended a trail to his dwelling in Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Both Korazim and Capernaum were pilgrimage sites for centuries, and today are part of the Israel National Park system. Both are near the Mount of Beatitudes, 10 miles north of the resort city of Tiberias, and amidst a choice of cafes, inns and B&Bs.
Follow the Past
Visitor-friendly Korazim offers a magnificent panorama of the Sea of Galilee. The restored village includes dwellings, a ritual bath, olive presses, and a magnificent 4th century synagogue. Its so-called Moses seat may have been used for public readings of the Torah. Perhaps melodies like those we learned for Bar or Bat Mitzva were heard first here and at synagogues in the vicinity. A natural walking path leaves the site and follows Wadi Korazim 4 kilometers downhill through quiet countryside to Capernaum.
Make History – Adopt a Synagogue
Take Part in Protecting Israel’s Historical Gems by Becoming a Member of the INHFA.
Join us, the Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of America and its partners, in revitalizing this trail. Enhancing this path, making it wheelchair-accessible, will enable more visitors to experience authentic spiritual landscapes and history using the soles of their feet and the touch of their hands. They will stroll peacefully past Orchard Frankincense, fields of grain, and archeological findings from the vicinity. The path will include shade trees and stops along the way, with drinking water and rest room facilities.
Pictures from Korazim, Capernaum & the Trail Between Them
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!
We invite you to join us by becoming members of INHFA! Your membership is more than a donation; we want you to become an active partner of our team and together, we will create a profound change at a national level on both environmental issues and the preservation of our heritage.
Any donation is appreciated, and you will become a member of the INHFA by making a donation of over $360.
Take an active part and leave your mark on the Israeli landscape!