Julie Baretz (MA in Creative Writing, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2004) completed the Israel Government Tour Guides training program and received her license from the Ministry of Tourism in 1987. Since then, she has guided thousands of Jewish and Christian visitors around the country. She has also written numerous articles on tourist sites in Israel for on-line publications. She appeared as a guest expert on the Travel Channel series ‘Secret Worlds with Michael Arbuthnot’ for the episode ‘Mystery of the Templars,’ which aired on July 3, 2010. Born in Valley Cottage, New York, she moved to Israel in 1985.