Here is the link to this Sukkots Tour of Israel.
You can see below what others have thought of our previous tours.
You were an amazing tour guide and that trip was and is going to be the best one i’ll ever have. Here are just some short thoughts of the trip. “I can genuinely say, this trip was the trip of a life time. Only having been on this earth for 21 years, I can’t imagine a trip topping this one. I can proudly say I was baptized in Israel, and I can say it was along side some of the best people I have ever met in my short life, these people could not have been more kind, fun and caring; saying that with all honesty. This trip was one my grandfather had dreamed of for quite some time, I was blessed enough to be invited along with him. If ever given the chance to go to Israel, take it, especially with Joseph Dumond. He is one of the most intelligent men I have ever met, he made this trip what it was. We did everything from just casual touring to seeing rare sights and the truth behind them. Not to mention the age differences with everyone there, we all had an amazing experience and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Jordan Mackenzie Wilhite KY
Sorry that it has taken me so long to write this. May God continue to bless and expand your ministry!
It didn’t look like much at first–a bunch of couples and singles near my parents’ age–on this tour. But it was a trip of a lifetime! Going on tour with Joseph Dumond means that you don’t visit the tourist places or get a lot of free time; what you do get is a LOT of walking, getting to see places that most tourists don’t get to see, learning facts that have been lost in tradition, and time to explore sites from the past.
One of my favorite days of the tour was when we went on an open air bus and went off-roading to different sites such as ancient Gath, the cave of Admullah, and the valley where David fought Goliath . I loved bouncing around the bus, concerned one moment that the bus would flip over and ducking tree branches the next. 🙂
But the place that I enjoyed the most was Hezekiah’s tunnel. While waiting by the entrance of the tunnel for some of our group who were using the washroom, I looked up to the Mount of Offense, and suddenly the magnitude of what Yeshua has done for us hit me. Here I was going to enter into a dark, small tunnel (I am rather claustrophobic) like going down to die, yet I did not have to be afraid because Yeshua already died for me. And so I went down and got mitvahed and came back up. Something changed in my heart down in Hezekiah’s tunnel; Yeshua’s sacrifice became more real to me, in that underground spring. It is something that I will never forget!
It’s so hard to describe what it is like being in Israel; you just need to come and experience it for yourself. It’s like trying to describe a beach to someone who lives in the desert and has never seen large bodies of water. I would highly recommend coming with Joseph on tour. He is so knowledgeable and makes the experience fun.
A young person who loves Israel
my “words” will not achieve to explain what I have leaved and understood during this awesome tour that you have made possible for the 22 persons …and surely the 23rd was the “WORD”… who was so present in love truth and mercy with us.
thank you for the reading of the Torah, for all you shared with us and the special places that you brought us. And especially the informations about the strategic place in Yerushalayim, as the city of David and wall of Nehemiah and the mount of offense and
I recommend my brethren and sisters to join you in any other travel in YsraEL and hope will have the opportunity to come again.
Braha ve shalom
Josephine – Switzerland.
It was a pleasure and blessing to meet (and get to know you a little)you and the rest of the group.
From the moment I arrived at the Abraham Hostel – you were resting – I was greeted by James and Paul.
The warmth shown by all of the group and the absence of any schism was what impressed me the most.
I have only 2 regrets:
A). That I didn’t read the 3 books you recommended before coming on the tour, and
B). That the tour had to end.
I felt very much at home in Jerusalem.
The reading that we all did on Shabbat as commanded by Yehovah, every 7th year was moving. Standing at Joshua’s altar and doing the Mikvah were quite humbling. The experience has challenged my spiritual walk. The whole experience has left me feeling how unworthy I am and how much I need Yehovah in my heart and mind.
I hope to be at the next tour Joseph.
Adrian Walker UK
I write to thank you for the Sighted Moon Israel 2016 tour. I have the following comments, all of which are positive. I have no complaints:
All in all it was a fascinating tour and I look forward to the next tour.
Shalom Ian Taylor UK
Feast of Sukkot Tishri/September 2016 Smetah Year Israel Tour
I want to Obey God in Loving him with all my being strength mind will all of me.
Hear was a offer to do just that I could not refuse. From the call of the Sightedmoon on the first of Aviv March 10th 2016 and the Aviv ready by the 25th March calendar now sorted. Counting of the omer made sense after Joseph teachings on severing one self,(Check it out)
Then a Offer ! Trip on Sukkot to Read Torah on the first as instructed by Yahovah, and in the City of David that no One denies authenticity of its origin. Truly Set Apart Ground. I got to Go!
Righteous Works. Coming from a word of faith charismatic back ground you don’t see simple obedience to his instruction as a righteous work, its not the same as a miracle by the laying on of your hands, its not a financial gift to a mega faith preacher, its a strong inner desire to simply obey a instruction of your Father that easy Wow !
The offer of the trip to Israel was unbelievably reasonable it must have hard for Joseph to have made it so.
Shabbat Saturday City of David open but no one is around we walked down to a lower place e overlooking the Kiddron Valley, Since the last seven years at this level there had been erected a new Paggola large enough for all the group to gather, it was if Yahovah what effect a Sukkot for what we we’re about to do, Quite and extremely peace full Joseph introduce the purposes of why we were here and what we going to obey only the second time in over 2000 years. I’m telling you it was amazing reading the Torah law Deuteronomy all of it as commanded., I have felt measure of the Ruach Quodesh Before in my time, opportunity to read was approaching chapter 27 I new the Blessing and Curses were in chapter 28 .Once I was into chapter 28, whoosh! Something supernatural Happen it was if my reading was a Spirit, Ruach Quodesh filled and afterwards I knew something had been accomplished by us all joining together and Obeying his desire in the land.
Joseph later mentioned about the Maccabees purifying the land by removing all the ground work under the alter or temple that had been polluted by the first a abominations and desolation caused by Antyyicosh Apithany or Geeks. He explained the importance of the Mount of Offense and its real purpose in Yahovah’s plans. To see the position of Gihon Spring in relevance to the rebuilt wall of Nehemiah ( or Jeremiah) ask Jo ha ha !
The height of High Priest house in relevance of height to the Antonian Fortress and to where the Temple would have to have stood ! For the Cohen Gadol to see the matters going on in the Temple. These are the things I remember but so much is shared in such a small amount of time being with Joseph Dummond this is no complaint I have had a lot of wasted time on a previous tour
These above were the highlights of the first day. Second day. Second we spent around the old city and we did explore Temple mount Western Wall Bethesda Mount of Olive Mount of Assent and the Mount of Offence Absalom’s tomb a small part of then Kiddron Valley all of these place were identified in Joseph understanding and we were talt Bible evidence about each place rather than religious assumption and previous Religious embellishment of what they are, great to find someone who wants nothing for himself other than his desire for you to know truth.
If and when Joseph goes again I will be booking my seat , I know the times he goes will be according to Yahovah calendar as well be seeing Jerusalem again, and be there not for our self but to fulfill the desire and word of our Father Yahovah.
Shalom Paul Barry UK
I was tested on every mountain and hill in he holy land, walked 19,700 steps in 9 days. (Psalms 37v23) It was boot camp, under Joseph Dumond. This adventure has been the greatest physical and spiritual challenge of my life ! I now realized at 63 yrs of age, and after my first day in Jerusalem of traveling 19 hours from Ireland, and a few hours sleep before Joe Dumond himself woke me with a loud knock, and speaking through my bedroom door, saying \”Good morning Ma\’am welcome to Israel. I\’m Joseph Dumond your tour guide. We\’re meeting our group in the lobby in half an hour. We hope to see you there shortly. \” Fatigue was not an issue, as I was awake and alert, and eager to feast at the table which Yah had prepared for me. From that moment on, I was ready, equipped and prepared. Being pushed beyond myself, eating and drinking on the trot, left me with no time to think or hear anything but Yah’s voice through Joe Dumond’s teachings, we stopped at every site along the way and I listened attentively, as we stood in all the REAL holy places where Yeshua and bible heroes walked. Im profoundly changed now and ready to blaze a Torah trail to the highest hilltop in Ireland !
Jacinta Friel Ireland
Hi Joe, October 13, 2016
Just getting back into my routine. Here are some thoughts on our trip to Israel.
This is my second trip to the Holy Land, and it was even better with your knowledge and information behind it. I’m still digesting and will be re-reading the scriptures and other material with the information you shared with us in mind. It has changed the way I look at the designated areas, that we coming to Israel as believers, are brought to and shown.
This trip has brought the understanding of:
Deu 11:24 (“Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.”)
Jos 1:3 (“Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.”)
How there are many locations around Israel where the inhabitants have made what looks like a large foot, never a large left foot, but it’s always the right foot. The locations for these feet are indicated to be places of worship, could it be that The Almighty placed His foot there or instructed his children to make a foot for Him, as if to say He has total ownership of this land. It was very exciting to see and hear about this.
As we were escorted by armed vehicle to a place not many receive the privilege to go to, there was a hush over our group. Anticipation – yes, nervousness of the actuality of what we were doing and what we would get to see – yes and yes, the longing to be with our Father in Heaven – a resounding yes. Then we were there The Alter of Joshua, outside the safe zones of Israel. We came here to see the place where Joshua’s alter to YHVH was built where Israel first entered into the promised land.
Jos 8:30 (“Now Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in Mount Ebal,”)
It was at Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim that the blessing and the curses for those who obey or disobey the commandments of YHVH. I found it so very appropriate that the Almighty let us go to this alter with his prophet Joseph. I say this as the words that Joe speaks are the words of the scriptures/bible which make him a prophet, and also the message that the Almighty has given to Joseph is also as that in the mountains of Ebal and Gerizim.
While at the Alter we were instructed on how Israel would worship The Almighty and they would go around in circles surrounding the structure, this is called a “hag/chag” and it is where we get the festival greeting of Chag Sameach
“chagag (kindred to the root chuwg [hoog]) to go round in a circle, hence–
(1) to dance, I Sa. 30:16
(2) to keep a festival, from the idea of leaping, and dancing in sacred dances, Ex. 5:1; Lev. 23:41; especially of a public assembly, Psal. 42:5.
(3) to reel, to be giddy, used of drunkards, Ps. 107:27; …“
Now let us look at the ‘kindred’ root word chuwg (#2328):
“TO DESCRIBE A CIRCLE, TO DRAW A CIRCLE, as with a compass.”
Two other related words also yield the same basic theme:
Strong’s # 2329 is spelled and pronounced the same as #2328, chuwg (hoog):
“a circle, sphere, used of the arch or vault of the sky,”
Finally there is the Hebrew word chagah (hah-gah’ Strong’s #2283). According to Strong it means:
“from an unused root mean.(ing) to revolve (compare to 2287 chagag) prop. vertigo, i.e. (fig.) fear;–terror).
So this word we just use so casually has such a beautiful picture with it, circle of dancing in YHVH’s feast. If we put the two things together, dancing joyously and the ownership of the foot, you see a picture of the children of Israel worshiping at the feet of YHVH. I would not have seen these things nor found this understanding, if I had not gone to that location and heard from the speaker Joseph arranged for us. Neither would I have known or seen these things, nor probably be able to afford the trip at all, if I took a trip to Israel with John Haggee or another large congregation leader, their trip prices are so expensive.
My husband and I made the trip together, it was his first trip to the land, and I believe the Father wanted it to be with you Joe. I wanted him to experience the land, that this walk is not about head knowledge, that this land is real and these events that happened here did take place. These are not just words on a page in a book, our Elohim is Real. And we saw it from where David fought Goliath, to where Nehemiah tunnel of fresh wonderful living water is still flowing. I also believe the Father wanted Andy (my husband) to see things as they are and not the fairy tales we have been fed through the years.
A beautiful connect with the circling around, or dancing around the Father’s feet came to Andy I would say about a few months ago. We would see people doing circling or Davidic dancing and he could not get it. One day the Father opened his understanding regarding the dance and he shared it with me it was quite beautiful and brings this entire journey full-circle (pun indented). It was brought to his attention that the dancers dance in a circle and leave the open space for the King. For our Father inhabits the praises of His people. So as we are worshiping He comes and joins His people and He is in our mist.
What a trip Joe! Can’t wait for next one. Thank you for your hard work, and your faithfulness to the Yehovah in everything. We love you.
Patria Apolinar FL