CAPERNAUM, ISRAEL - Jesus made Capernaum his home during the years of his ministry: "Leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum" (Matt 4:13). Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen living in the village. Matthew the tax collector also dwelt here. Capernaum is one of the three cities cursed by Jesus for its lack of faith.
Ha-Minsara (The Carpentry Shop) is a low hill in the middle of the Mitzpe Ramon crater in the Negev (Israel). The hill is spread with rather strange-looking black and rusty-looking prismatic rocks. A wooden trail is constructed over it, so that visitors can walk around without damaging it.