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Nablus, approximately 63 kilometres north of Jerusalem, is the second largest city in the West Bank. It is a thriving industrial and trade centre fill of archaeological sites and ruins. Nablus is known around the world for its exquisite olive oil, and olive oil soap. In the Old City, one can wander for hours through the market. Nablus is known for it appetizing sweets. Sampling Knafeh, made from a delicate combination of melted cheese, shredded grain, and sugary honey sauce. Visitors have been particularly enthralled with the Roman Theatre near the heart of the city.
Another significant site is Jacob's Well, 2 kilometres east of Nablus by the village of Balata. It is the site where Jesus is said to have asked a Samaritan woman to draw water from a well for him. Today Jacob's Well is located in a Greek Orthodox monastery and is open to the public.
Nablus has a Samaritan Quarter west of town. The Samaritans history dates back to 721 B.C.E. Samaritans follow the Torah but they differ from northern Judaism about the sites of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac and Joshua's altar. Samaritans have identified sites on Mount Gerzim in the Nablus region as the locations for these events. Accordingly they are a separate and small community of Hebrew and Arabic speaking Jewish Palestinians.
Visit Nablus Volunteer Information
Volunteers must have background knowledge in any field (relief work, education, painting, art, teaching children, drama, health care, visiting homes of prisoners and martyrs, journalism, popular education, youth development, media work, language teaching, computer training, volunteer management, translation, tourism, singing, dancing, or any other field).
This Program is open to Americans, Australians, Canadians, Europeans and Participants from all over the world. This Program is also open to families, couples and individuals.