Constructed by master of architecture, the Judean King Herod in 23 B.C.E., the Herodion was built as a summer palace with a panoramic view overlooking Jerusalem and the Judean Desert.
The Herodion is the highest peak in the Judean Desert, rising nearly 2,500 feet above sea level and can be spotted from almost every point of Northern Judea and Southern Jerusalem.
As a photojournalist, I’m greatly inspired by the unique topography of the desert frontier. It soon became apparent that in almost every photo I captured, there in the background stood the magnificent Herodion in all its glory.
In this photo album, I share some of the many photographs I have taken
of this region – all having one thing in common: The Herodion.
Sharing these moments through the lens of my camera, illustrates the experience of walking in the footsteps of our ancient prophets and the monks whose spirits were nurtured here and thrived, linking the past to the modern day Herodion Jewish Communities in Northern Judea of the 21st century.