David’s Land Cast Members

(1884-1960) They call me the “Architect of the Holy Land.” If you plan to visit the Christian holy sites in David’s Land, you’ll surely encounter many of my works. Of course I’m Italian. I was born in Rome. After obtaining a degree in engineering, I spent several years working with my brother, Giulio, on building […]

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(1223-1277) Folks in the Muslim world honor me as a hero—and rightly so, considering my victories over the Crusaders and the Mongols too. I’m the Mamluk sultan who built a postal system through Palestine that connected Cairo with Damascus.

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(1890-1931) In the Israel of your day, they simply call me “Rachel the Poetess.” I never set out to be a national heroine. I just fell in love with the countryside and nature in David’s Land and had a burning need to express that in my writing. In Russia I had planned to study art […]

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(37 CE – c. 100 CE) I’m the historian who’s provided the world with an account of what exactly happened during the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome in the first century. But I’m also an observant Jew and loyal to my people.

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(73 – 4 BCE) The Roman Empire is the greatest the world has ever known. And the culture of Rome is the highest standard of civilized men. In ruling the province of Judaea, I owe my absolute loyalty to Rome. My grand building projects, such as the city of Caesarea for which I’m so proud, […]

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(? – 67 CE ?) I’m a fisherman from a town called Bethsaida on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Peter’s only one of my names. I’m also known as Simon. When Jesus called me to be his apostle, he added Cephas to my name. Along with my colleagues James and John, I […]

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(1845-1934) It was the pogroms of the 1880s in Russia that motivated me to act in favor of my people. I was approached by Rabbi Samuel Mohilever when the early Jewish settlements of the First Aliya faced financial ruin. I lent my assistance to both the settlements of Rishon LeZion and Zikhron Ya’akov.

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(135-219 CE) My students just call me “Rabbi.” I’m the president of the Sanhedrin where I presided for many years in Beit Shearim. Due to poor health, my doctors advised me to move to Zippori on the mountain-top where the air is clear and healthier.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved to play the lyre, so I started out in the service of King Saul as a musician.

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