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SITE OF JESUS' BAPTISM NOW OPEN DAILY TO VISITORS AND PILGRIMS

After much investment in infrastructure to improve the spiritual experience and physical comfort of tourists and pilgrims, the Qasr el Yahud baptism site on the River Jordan, known as the place of Jesus' baptism, is now open daily to the public. Recognized since the 4th century as the site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, Qasr el Yahud is considered the third most important site for Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land (after the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem). Israel's Ministry of Tourism, among others, has invested about $2.3 million in renovating and upgrading the site. Wooden ramps into the Jordan River now allow pilgrims easy and comfortable access to the waters for baptism; shaded areas have been erected for prayer sessions; and bathroom, shower and parking facilities have been upgraded. The site is also wheelchair-accessible.

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Sara,

We want to thank you for your hard work in providing us with an awesome tour of the Holy Land.  Walking in the footsteps of Jesus leaves you speechless.  It is not just a vacation; it is a holy experience.  Shalom.  The professionalism shown by Jerusalem Tours far exceeded our expectations.  Our guide, Itai, was very experienced in the material and the directions he gave to our pilgrim group.  Many thanks for efforts you gave us prior to our tour.

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