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    Renting Baptism Gowns and Certificates

    by machomikemd Written Sep 10, 2013
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    Favorite thing: entrance to the baptismal site is free, if one is being baptized, you are required to wear a baptismal robe (unless you will just sprinkle water from the Jordan River as traditional Roman Catholic Pilgrims like us do).The cost of renting a baptismal robe which includes a towel,entrance to the change facility and a baptismal certificate is $10. Swim suits may be worn under the baptismal robe. There are spacious change facilities with showers, toilets and change rooms and one is required to change in the change facility at the huge rest rooms just behuind the baptism sites. All pilgrims who are baptized at Yardenit and rent the robe receive a certificate free of charge. Those who rededicate their vows too receive a unique re-dedication certificate. Should one wish to purchase a certificate alone the price is $2.

    Fondest memory: The Yardenit Baptism Site is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday

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    Yardenit Baptism Site

    by machomikemd Written Sep 10, 2013
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    Favorite thing: The Yardenit Baptism Site, situated in Kibbutz Yardenit, at the Jordan River, is the only Approved Israeli Jordan River Baptism Site for christians in Israel. Jordan have a separate Jordan River Baptism site in Jordan at Bethany, just above the Dead Sea, about 105 kilometers south of Yardenit. Yardenit site is located at the southern exit of the Sea of Galilee, just behind the gate of the Dam that is used on rainy winters to lower the level of the lake. The baptism site has a large parking lot, convenient dressing rooms, stairway to walk down into the waters, a restaurant and a huge souvenir shop. Yardenit is a 45 kilometer drive north east of Nazareth (about an hour drive).

    the site is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday and is managed by the Kibbutz Kinneret.

    according to wikipedia:

    According to Christian tradition, the baptism of Jesus (Matthew, 3: 13-17) actually took place in Qasr el Yahud, north of the Dead Sea and east of Jericho. For centuries, Qasr al Yahud was the most important baptism site for pilgrims, and monasteries and guest houses were established near it. After the Six-Day War Qasr el Yahud became a frontier area, located on the border between the state of Israel and Jordan. As a result, the Israeli Ministry of Tourism decided to establish this site in 1981 as a replacement site. As a result, "Yardenit" became the only regulated baptism site on the Israeli side of the river, until the reopening of Qasr el Yahud site in 2011.[1][2]

    The site currently averages 400,000 visitors each year representing all faiths[3]

    Fondest memory: They have several pools with steel railings at the Jordan River for Baptism by Christians of All Denominations.

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    Kinneret

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 6, 2013
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    Favorite thing: Kinneret is located at the southern end of the sea of Galilee, at the start of the Jordan River, it is a small town with a kibbutz and was founded in 1908 and the main tourist draw here is that they have established a Jordan River Baptismal site for Christians (although the biblical baptism site is actually far from here and no one knows the exact baptism site) who wants to experience the feeling when John the Baptist Baptized Jesus in the Jordan River at the Yardenit. Besides the Baptism site, other attractions here are resorts along the sea of Galilee. Kinneret is located 6 kilometers south of Tiberias and about 30 kilometers from Nazareth and 18 kilometers south of the ruins of Capernaum.

    Fondest memory: Kinneret is the kitschy Jordan Baptism site for Christians in Israel, Jordan has a separate Baptism site at Bethany, 105 kilometers south of Kinneret.

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    Kibbutz Kinneret

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated May 4, 2010

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    Kibbutz Kinneret and Lake
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    Favorite thing: Kibbutz Kinneret which runs the Baptismal site was founded in 1913 by East European immigrants of the first Aliya. It is the second oldest Kibbutz in Israel.
    It took its name from the ancient Hebrew name of the Sea of Galilee and from a Biblical village located beside the Sea of Galilee further north.
    The village sits at around 185 meters below sea level,

    You can watch my 3min 42 sec HD Video Galilee from Nazaret to Kinneret part 2 out of my Youtube channel.

    You can watch my high resolution photo of Yardenit on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 32° 43' 17.45" N 35° 33' 15.29" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Kinneret Lake and Kibbutz.

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