Your Israel tour guide

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About You

  • You want to see Israel the Holy Land and Israel the most beautiful country in the world!

  • You want to see where the stories in the Bible took place, but you also want to learn about the plants, animals, archeology and more.

  • You want to see the sun rise over the Kinneret and set over the Mediterranean.

  • You want to walk in the footsteps of Abraham, Joshua, Samson, David, Bar Kochba and Rabbi Akiva.

  • You want to ride a camel in the Judean Desert in the morning, go rafting on the Jordan River in the afternoon and taste wine in the Golan Heights in the evening.

  • You want to have someone knowledgeable plan every detail of your tour,  but you want to be flexible enough to really enjoy your tour and not feel locked to a schedule.

About Me

  • Torah Based Tours

    I am an Orthodox Jew and bring the Torah perspective to all of my tours. Whether you are Jewish or not, if you would like to see the Land of Israel based on the Bible, I am the guide for you.

  • Kid friendly

    Whether you’re 9 days old or 99 years old everyone in your group will have an awesome time. I have kids of my own and guide many families with kids on fun tours of Israel.

  • Knowledgeable

    In addition to the Tanach and Jewish History, I integrate the flora, fauna, archeology, architecture and topography into my tours.

  • Fun

    Besides visiting historical and holy sites I love to take people camel riding, wine tasting, rafting, hiking, chocolate making, fruit picking and more!

  • Licensed by the Ministry of Tourism

    Licensed guides go through a 2.5 year process to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the history of Israel as well as its  geography, architecture, religions, flora, fauna and more. I’m proudly licensed by the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

What People are Saying

Sori Levitansky

Tour Guide Aaron was great. WE wished we booked him for more days than we did. He took us to the “inside” of Israel and the “inside” of the Tanach. Clearly depicted stories from the prophets and showed us many interesting things. Highly recommend!!!… Read More

Sori LevitanskyS. Monica, CA
Benjamin Husmann

For us as non-Jews with a great love for the Tanach, Aaron turned out to be a perfect match! Aaron’s knowledge of the Tanach and the land of Israel is impressive and his ability to explain things is wonderful… Read More

Benjamin HusmannThe Netherlands
Cedric and Lauren Minkin

In November of 2011 we were given an exhilarating tour of the Old City of Jerusalem guided by Rabbi Aaron Shaffier. Aaron combines his knowledge of the biblical, cultural, archeological, and political history to provide… Read More

Cedric and Lauren MinkinOxnard, CA
Yoseph and Leah Urso

We were extremely pleased with the entertaining and inspiring tour that Aaron gave us of the City of David. His expansive knowledge of Tanach, Judaism and current events made history come alive for us and our relatives visiting from America… Read More

Yoseph and Leah UrsoModiin, Israel
Yisroel Selwyn and family

Thank you for spending the day with us and showing us the secrets of the Shomron. We loved the way you kept on pulling out your Tanach and quoting the verses that described the path of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs that we were actually… Read More

Yisroel Selwyn and familyBrooklyn, NY
Janis and Morris Huberman

Aaron is knowledgeable of every historic location of Israel – you get the flavor along with our Jewish history.  We have been back every year since, and each time Aaron takes us somewhere new to explore and to learn.  He can make it a… Read More

Janis and Morris HubermanCalifornia
Aliza Hochstead

To interest an 11 and 14 year old from America and make the sites/sights come alive is not an easy task. Aaron Shaffier did an amazing job of it. Thanks much for making my grandson’s trip so memorable… Read More

Aliza HochsteadEfrat, Israel
Sheldon Lisbon

The two days that we toured the area where the Sanhedrin sat and where our ancestors compiled the Mishna and Talmud was a most exciting and rewarding experience for me…. Read More

 

Sheldon LisbonFlorida

@tourguideaaron on Instagram

Tonight begins Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day. This year is the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem after 1,897 years of Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Crusader, Ottoman and British Occupation. 
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Through it all Jews in exile around the world stopped 3 times a day to face the ruin of the Temple and pray that God would return us to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple. At our wedding we break a glass to remind us that our joy isn't complete with the Temple in ruins. We end our Passover Seder with, "Next year in Jerusalem". We fast 4 times a year to commemorate the destruction of the Temple. 
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Who would have believed that 50 years after we've liberated Jerusalem and the Temple Mount that the Temple would still not be built! This is a disgrace and embarrassment to the Jewish people before God and the world. We don't lack the money, or the military might. All we lack is the will to fulfill our destiny. Now is the time!
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 #jewish #Jerusalem #Jerusalemoftheday #Jerusalemday #Jerusalem2017 #jubilee #yomyerushalayim #yerushalayim #🇮🇱 #Israel #epic #ביתהמקדש #שיבנה_בית_המקדש #HolyTemple #יוםירושלים #ירושלים2017
You won't believe the story of this chair locked behind bars in Jerusalem. 👇👇👇👇👇👇
Over 200 years ago, Rabbi Nachman, the grandson of the Ba'al Shem Tov, founded a unique Chassidic sect which stressed serving God with joy. The Breslov chassidim around the world still follow him as their Rebbe till this day. 
Shortly before Rosh Hashanah 1808, one of Rebbe Nachman’s followers, the shochet (ritual slaughterer) of Teplik, brought Rabbi Nachman an exquisitely handcrafted chair. The Rebbe asked the shochet how long it had taken him to make the chair, and he replied that he had worked an hour a day for the previous six months. The Rebbe said, “Then for half a year, you spent an hour each day thinking of me.” During the Cossack raids against the Jews in the Ukraine in the early 1920s, the chair was dismantled and cut into small pieces by Reb Tzvi Aryeh Lippel. He carried it from Tcherin to Kremenchug, some twenty miles distance, running nearly the entire time. The chair was deposited with the Rosenfeld family of Kremenchug.

In 1936 Reb Moshe Ber Rosenfeld brought the chair to Jerusalem. In 1959 it was restored by craftsmen from the Israel Museum. In 1984 the chair was again refinished, by Katriel’s of Jerusalem, and placed on display in the Breslov synagogue in the Meah Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, where it can be seen today. 
Here's a picture of it from a tour I did yesterday in Meah Shearim. ........ #breslov #rabbinachman #Jerusalem #meahshearim #jewish #torah #history #story
Getting interviewed on NHK Japanese Television today. I told them we're very happy that @POTUS has come to visit Jerusalem the eternal capital of the Jewish people!
The original, 3,000 year old altar where the angel ascended to Heaven in the presence of Samson's parents. 
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There's no sign marking it and you won't find it in your guide book but if you come on a tour with me I'll take you there. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
#bible #torah #tanach #israel #🇮🇱 #jewish #travel #tourguidelife #tour #history #archaeology
The Ancient site of Shiloh. Here Joshua divided the Land to the 12 tribes. Here Hanna prayed for her son Shmuel in the Mishkan which stood here for 369 years. 🙏 🇮🇱 🕎 ✡️
Shabbat Shalom from Israel. May you have a peaceful, joyous and blessed shabbat!
The ceiling in the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
The traditional site where Joshua Split the Jordan River! 
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Today the Jordan River is the border between Israel 🇮🇱 and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 🇯🇴. The building behind the trees is in Jordan.
This morning overlooking Jericho and the Jordan River Valley where our ancestors ע"ה miraculously crossed the Jordan River.
The Tomb of our father Abraham ע"ה.😍😍😍 _____________
#abraham #torah #bible #israel #hebron #history #travel
The Tomb of Leah in Hebron, Israel 🇮🇱. _________
#bible #judaism #torah #jewish #holy #tomb #travel #Culture #religion #israel
The Tower of David in Jerusalem 😍
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#Jerusalem #ירושלים #القدس #israel #david #history #travel

Hi, I’m Aaron Shaffier. Let me be your tour guide in Israel.

You’ll have the experience of a lifetime!