Tzippori Forest: Israel during the Talmudic Period

Tzippori Forest: Israel during the Talmudic Period

From the website of KKL-JNF, this article introduces the history and features of the Tzippori Forest Scenic Trail, a 16 km path which runs along the Tziporri River in the Lower Galilee. The trail passes by many archaeological sites from the Talmudic period, including Horvat Usha, the first permanent seat of the Sanhedrin after its move to the Galilee, the Shabbat Stone, a rock with an inscription that has lead some to believe it once marked the limits of Usha’s Shabbat area, and the burial place of Rabbi Yehuda Ben Bava, as well as a collection of historic springs and mills. Among KKL-JNF’s contributions to the site are a 7,500 acre forest and a picnic area and nature path, both of which are wheelchair accessible. 

(Photo credit: KKL-JNF Archive)

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