Sambatyon. The mysterious river. Our Sages teach that it was beyond this river that the Ten Shevatim-tribes (or at least some of them) where banished so long ago. The Sambatyon river rages all week, throwing stones in its wake, but rests on Shabbos (Bereishis Rabbah 11:6). And so the Ten Shevatim are trapped—during the week they cannot pass the violent stones, and on the Shabbos they are not allowed to cross the river.
In a way, we are like the Ten Shevatim; we wish to break out of our routine, but the river of life rages on.
How much we gain from getting away! How much strength and inspiration there is in a powerful journey that takes us somewhere else beyond the here and now!
Sambatyon Tours. Bridges to Beyond.
At Sambatyon Tours, we excel at helping you get your vacations off the ground. Not just any vacation, but exceptional vacations filled with inspiring and life-enriching experiences.
As Torah Jews, our vacations are more than getaways. They are journeys in time and place that connects us to our past, to Hashem, to our inner selves and to one another. They refresh, rejuvenate, and invigorate.
Our staff includes fascinating, world-class talmidei chachamim who have a passion for yiddishkeit and infectious enthusiasm to match. We hire only top-of-the-line professional guides, leaders and tour managers for every aspect of this most complex undertaking known as Jewish heritage tours. And we insist on the very best in transportion, accomodations and glatt kosher l’mehadrin cuisine.
We look forward to greeting you to our upcoming incredible journey!
The Sambatyon Team