Tel Yodfat

Tel Yodfat

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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Jennett H
Zimmerman, Minnesota49 contributions
A beautiful place to hike with intriguing history!
Feb 2018 • Family
As with many historical places, you might appreciate this one a little more if you know the story of Josephus and the Roman siege. Visiting in the spring was great because the flowers were plentiful and the weather was not too hot. There were so many caves that it would have been nice to have a flash light along. Even if you aren't a history buff, the view from the top is spectacular. As far as wheelchairs go, I don't recall that the path up the hill would be suitable, but getting out at the parking lot would at least provide a great view.
Written 3 July 2018
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Jacob100748
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The human drama of a clash between practically opposing world-views and cultures
Jun 2017 • Family
The Hebrew (currently Jewish) nation was most probably the only one that rebelled against the the dominant power of the ancient world - the Roman Empire. The rebellion was not about economical interests, political power or territories per se. The Hebrew?Jewish nation was militarily much weaker than the Roman empire. The rebellion was about the basic diffence between the Roman worldview and the Hebrew ancient holistic philosophy of the unity of all the seemingly pluralities that we practically comprehend them in our world. This resulted in the Hebrew invention of an all-encompassing God, as opposed to the Greek and Roman view of a world constructed by the interplay of coalitions and struggles among various and different gods. The difference between the holistic picture, in which experiences of the holistic world were the basis of life, and the supposedly fragmentary structure of the world in which logic was the main thing, created an unbridgeable gap between the cultures.
The rebellion was inevitable. The last two strongholds were in Masada (south of modern Israel) and in Yodfat (north).
The visit in the Yodfat barrow and the story about it are very moving and even spine-tingling.
I recommend to go their with a good guide, see and hear. Lots of material for reflecting and understanding why and how the Hebrew-Jewish people came back - after 2000 years in the diaspora - to re-establish the state of Israel once again.
Written 27 May 2018
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ziv z
Nahariya, Israel63 contributions
Beautiful nature, perfect wether, important historical place
Jan 2018 • Couples
My wife and I were traveling today to Tel Yodfat and Atzmon mountain. The wether... perfect. This place is very peaceful with tons of green gras and trees. 6 km is just perfect for a nice walk for 2-3 hours.
Written 28 January 2018
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Temper43
Panama City, Panama1,181 contributions
Amazing ruins or site,
Dec 2017
if you read the history of the site, then you understand how important it was 2000 years ago, in 67 AD, the roman empire was trying to quell a rebellion in the province of Judea, after conquering Sephoris or Tzipori the capital of the Galilee, a few kms away, the romans legions headed by Vespasianus and Titus, come to siege and conquer Yodfat, an amazing hill, with only one side that could be conquered. After a siege of 47 days, the fortress is occupied by the romans and all the inhabitants are murdered, the woman and children taken as hostages or slaves, and two men are left, one of them is what is known as the historian of the Jewish Rebellion, Josephus Flavius, he is the one that describes what happens.

I did the hour tour and it was worth it, the Park is open and has no entrance fees nor toilets, albeit there is good parking if you need any more services, drive back to Moshav Yodfat, a short drive and you will find tourist information on the site and nice coffe places and some shops. Worth the visit
Written 18 December 2017
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Akivz
Kfar Saba, Israel229 contributions
Nice stroll
Dec 2017 • Family
Very nice stroll, when the weather is fine.
Also, some important history.
DO NOT miss the caves - my kids loved them.
Written 4 December 2017
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Dan_Alpern
Pavia, Italy53 contributions
Silence
Oct 2017 • Solo
Easy and quiet walk thinking how the past could be. Free access but no services (water, toilet). Five minutes by car from new Yodfat. Visit the small visitor center. You can watch a short movie about history and the lady will tell you how to download on your mobile an audioguide for the visit.
Written 21 October 2017
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Dima C
Tel Aviv, Israel332 contributions
Jewish Hostory
Apr 2017 • Friends
A ruins of Jewish rebels stronghold and a nice hilly park with nice shady places for picnic. Easy walk both for kids and adults.
Written 16 October 2017
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yanem
israel245 contributions
Technically NOT a Tel but worth the visit!
Nov 2016 • Friends
A bit "out of the way" but very worth visiting, the ruins have been face lifted with some illustrative pieces of master ironworks to demonstrate some high points of life there and the Roman siege that took place in 67AD. No entrance fees but also no facilities, for which one has to drive the short road to the nearby modern Yodfat. There is now a small but very nice shopping center right next to the entrance to the Monkey Park, with shops offering wines, cheeses, local crafts and refreshments. One can learn a lot about the ancient history of this fortress and the fate of the Jews in this land, especially if accompanied by a good guide. The scenery all around is terrific!
Written 5 November 2016
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87hananc
Nahariya, Israel22 contributions
Nice view a lot of history
Oct 2016 • Family
This place is most recommended in september, because the Drimia blooms.
We visited 16/10/2016 , the flowers started to die unfortunately.
This place have a lot of history, It still have pits of water with water, that was nice. Also it is not difficult at all to do this trip even with small children.
Written 18 October 2016
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Yehudit D
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Tel Yodfat historic site
Sep 2016 • Couples
Very interesting ruins here where the Jewish rebels hunkered down and were ultimately murdered by the Roman army. Parking was great, it's handicapped accessible, but lacks a water fountain or bathroom. However, just down the road is the modern town of Yodfat, with some delightful shops and restaurants as well as a Monkey village which seems a big draw for families with kids.
Written 29 September 2016
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