David Vaaknin

Commissions / Divine Intervention for The Wall Street Journal

Commission for The Wall Street Journal

Author: Tara Isabella Burton

Photo Editor: Allison Gumbel


Photos for a story about Israel's Jesus Trail. Established in 2007 by David Landis, an American Christian hiking enthusiast, and Maoz Inon, an Israeli Jew who owns the Fauzi Azar Inn, the 40-mile Jesus Trail from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee was designed as a counterpoint to the usual pilgrim itineraries that revolve around Jerusalem. Read the story online

The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
A tourist enters The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
A Christian worshipper prays at The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
A Christian worshipper prays at The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Tourists are seen at The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Tourists are seen at The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Christian worshippers are silhouetted at The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Christian worshippers are silhouetted at The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Tourists are seen at The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Tourists are seen at The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
A tourist is seen after taking a photo of a statue at The Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
A tourist is seen after taking a photo of a statue at The Church of the Annunciation (also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Tourists pass by a butcher shop in the market of the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Tourists pass by a butcher shop in the market of the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Fauzi Azar Inn at the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Fauzi Azar Inn at the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Locals are seen outside The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Locals are seen outside The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (also known as the Church of St. Gabriel or St. Gabriel's Greek Orthodox Church) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
Christian worshippers and tourists visit The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in the Old City of Nazareth northern Israel
Christian worshippers and tourists visit The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (also known as the Church of St. Gabriel or St. Gabriel's Greek Orthodox Church) in the Old City of Nazareth, northern Israel, on December 8, 2017.
A local resident passes by a wine and souvenir shop outside the Franciscan Wedding Church in Kafr Kanna cana northern Israel
A local resident passes by a wine and souvenir shop outside the Franciscan Wedding Church, in the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna (Cana), the traditional site of Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Christian worshippers from Africa pray at the Franciscan Wedding Church in Kafr Kanna Cana northern Israel
Christian worshippers from Africa pray at the Franciscan Wedding Church, in the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna (Cana), the traditional site of Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Christian worshippers from Africa pray at the Franciscan Wedding Church in Kafr Kanna Cana northern Israel
Christian worshippers from Africa pray at the Franciscan Wedding Church, in the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna (Cana), the traditional site of Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Sami Bellan owner of the Cana Guesthouse in Kafr Kanna Cana northern Israel
Sami Bellan, owner of the Cana Guesthouse rubs olive oil on his hands next to a Virgin Mary figurine and other Christian ornaments and decorations, in the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna (Cana), the traditional site of Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Pilgrims and tourists watch a view of the Arab village Hamaam or Wadi Hamam from the top of Mount Arbel at the Arbel National Park in the Galilee northern Israel
Pilgrims and tourists watch a view of the Arab village Hamaam, or Wadi Hamam from the Carob Lookout on top of Mount Arbel, at the Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve in the Galilee region, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
A general view of the Sea of Galilee from the top of Mount Arbel at the Arbel National Park in the Galilee region northern Israel
A general view of the north-western part of the Sea of Galilee, where Capernaum, The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, Tabgha and The Mount of Beatitudes are located, from the top of Mount Arbel, at the Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve in the Galilee region, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
A tourist watches a view of the Sea of Galilee from the top of Mount Arbel at the Arbel National Park in the Galilee region northern Israel
A tourist watches a view of the Sea of Galilee from the top of Mount Arbel, at the Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve in the Galilee region, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
The ruins of an ancient synagogue one of the oldest synagogues in the world on Mount Arbel in the Galilee region of northern Israel
The ruins of an ancient synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in the world, which stands amid the remnants of an ancient Jewish village on the western edge of Moshav Arbel and Arbel National Park and Nature Reserve in the Galilee region, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
A general view of Nebi Shu’eib the most important shrine of the Druze religion in the Galilee region northern Israel
A general view of Nebi Shu’eib (also spelled Nabi Shu'ayb), the most important shrine of the Druze religion in the Galilee region, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017. The site holds the tomb of the greatest Druze prophet, Jethro, father-in-law of Moses, whom the Druze believe to be the father of monotheism.
The entrance to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
The entrance to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, where according to Christian tradition Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
Christian worshippers and tourists are seen at the courtyard of the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
A Christian worshipper kisses a picture of Jesus and Virgin Mary as nuns and a Franciscan priest pray at the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes in Tabgha, where according to Christian tradition Jesus performed the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
Christian pilgrims and tourists are seen outside The Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Christian pilgrims and tourists are seen outside The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, built over a rock traditionally thought to be where Jesus shared a meal with his disciples after the resurrection, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
Christian pilgrims and tourists are seen walking from Tabgha to Capernaum a part of the Jesus Trail along the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel
Christian pilgrims and tourists are seen walking from Tabgha to Capernaum on the "Pilgrims' Sidewalk, part of the Jesus Trail along the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Christian worshippers pray at the Pilgrimage Church of Saint Peter in Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Christian worshippers pray at St. Peter's House, also called the Pilgrimage Church of St. Peter in Capernaum, which was the base of Jesus' ministry on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Christian pilgrims and tourists pass a statue of Saint Peter during a visit to Capernaum National Park on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Christian pilgrims and tourists pass a statue of St. Peter during a visit to Capernaum National Park, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017. The historic site of Capernaum was the base of Jesus' ministry.
A Christian worshippers walks down towards the Sea of Galilee during a visit to Capernaum National Park on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
A Christian worshippers walks down towards the Sea of Galilee during a visit to Capernaum National Park, on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017. The historic site of Capernaum was the base of Jesus' ministry.
Christian worshippers visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Christian worshippers visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum, which was the base of Jesus' ministry on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 9, 2017.
Christian worshippers and tourists visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Christian worshippers and tourists visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum, which was the base of Jesus' ministry on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
Tourists visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee northern Israel
Tourists visit the remains of an ancient synagogue in Capernaum, which was the base of Jesus' ministry on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel, on December 7, 2017.
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