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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,

Thank you for the great chocolate covered strawberries you arranged to be in our cabin on the tour March 14 - March 28.  They were wonderful!

We had a great trip!  The guides were very knowledgeable.  We always appreciated the times they had radios/earphones for us - it made it much easier to hear and keep up with what was going on.

Thank you for setting up an excellent tour with Steve and Vicki.

Barbara