Imaginative view of Tiberias, the Jewish neighborhood in 1549.

Tiberias is a city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, Lower Galilee, Israel. Established in 20 CE, it was named in honour of the emperor Tiberius.
Tiberias has been venerated in Judaism since the middle of the 2nd-century and since the 16th century, has been considered one of Judaism’s Four Holy Cities, along with Jerusalem, Hebron and Safed. In the 2nd-10th centuries, Tiberias was the largest Jewish city in the Galilee, and the political and religious hub of the Jews of Palestine. According to Christian tradition, Jesus performed several miracles in the Tiberias district, making it an important pilgrimage site for devout Christians. Tiberias has historically been known for its hot springs, believed to cure skin and other ailments, for thousands of years.
A Christian traveler describes a small Jewish community in Tiberias in 1549 – perhaps Jews from Saffed who settled in Tiberias.

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  • Racheli
    Racheliover 4 years ago

    כל כך שונה מימים אלו, מאוד יפה משה

  • תודה רבה ושבוע טוב רחלי

    – Moshe Cohen

  • TrixiJahn
    TrixiJahnover 4 years ago

    Really nice – specially that the Kineret is full here and without islands ;-)) Wonderfully rendert, Moshe! As I believe to remember, before Tiberias, Tsipori was the center of attention up in that area! Yom tov ve shavua tov!

  • Tank you so much Trixi.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 4 years ago

    thanks for submitting this wonderful image to Wash Day!

  • Thank you so much Nadine.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Moshe Cohen
    Moshe Cohenabout 4 years ago

  • Christine Oakley
    Christine Oakleyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your Feature in Travel and Adventure on 2 November 2010!

    Keep the great work coming…

  • Thank you so much Christine.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 4 years ago

    This is great work Moshe – each piece of it separate, yet coming together as a complete whole. Fabulous.

  • Thank you so much Anna.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Ellen.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 4 years ago

    Nicely done collage Moshe, image tells a story and the description is detailed. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thank you so much Eyal.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyabout 4 years ago

    fantastic work!

  • Thank you so much Nadine.

    – Moshe Cohen

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