Tiberias

Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)




Tiberias

Tiberias. Photo: Netzah.org

Tiberias is located on the western shore of the Kinneret.

Tiberias is one of the four "holy cities" of the Land of Israel, which includes Jerusalem, Hebron, Tiberias and Safed.

From the Talmud we learn that the forefather Jacob lived in Tiberias. Tiberias was the main spiritual center after the expulsion of Jews from Jerusalem.

The city was built in the 17th year AD and is named after the emperor Tiberius. In the 70th year, after the destruction of Jerusalem, many Jews fled here. Many yeshivas were built in the city, the Sanhedrin was sitting there. In Tiberias Mishnah was composed.

In 1099, Tiberias were captured by the Crusaders. In 1187, the army of Salah-ad-Din captured it.

In 1564, the Portuguese Jewish philanthropist Dona Gracia rented the city from the Turkish sultan Suleiman the First and began to rebuild it.

In 1740, rabbi Chaim Abulafia settled in Tiberias. At the end of the 18th century, the chasidim of Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk settled here.

Since the beginning of the Jewish emigration to Palestine in the late 19th - early 20th century, the population of the city has greatly increased.

Tiberias is a tourist city. On the shore of the Kinneret are luxurious hotels, from the windows of which you can see a beautiful view of the lake.




Municipality:
Tabur ha-Aretz
Tel. 04-6739625

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Alhadif 1
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
Alhadif 21
Tel. 04-6728111

The Ministry of Interior ("Misrad ha-Pnim"):
Alhadif 23
Tel. 04-6729111

Israel Tax Authority:
Alhadif 23
"Mas Ahnasa":
Tel. 04-6714141, 04-6714155, Fax. 04-6714155
"MAAM":
Tel. 04-6714242, 04-6714222, Fax. 04-6714225
"Misuy Mekarkain":
04-6714141, 04-6714155, Fax. 04-6723389

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 04-6088245, 04-6088249, 04-6088250, 04-6088251

Israel Ministry of Tourism:
Rosh Pina, Kanyon
Tel. 1-800-323223, 04-6801465



City streets and attractions near the city:


Lake Kinneret

The View of Kinneret

Fishing on the Sea of Galilee



Tiberias
The distance
(in straight line):


to Jerusalem - 115 km
to Tel Aviv - 103 km
to Haifa - 47 km
to Beer Sheva - 182 km

  



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About the city

City streets and attractions near the city:

Lake Kinneret

The View of Kinneret

Fishing on the Sea of Galilee

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