First Christian Martyr

St. Stephen, Hellenic Jew and follower of Jesus was the first Christian martyr. He was stoned by the Jews for declaring that worship in the Temple Beit haMikdash was an act of idolatry. Continue reading

Hostels for Pilgrims

The first hostels for pilgrims were in operation in Israel for Jewish men who would make their 3 times a year pilgrimage to the Beit ha-Mikdash (a Temple in Jerusalem). Continue reading