After graduating from Boston University with a B.A. degree in History, Joseph Yudin set off for Europe in search of his roots. His journey took a detour and eventually he ended up in Israel during 1990 as the first Gulf War was about to break out. Joseph enrolled for one year at the WUJS program in Arad studying Hebrew and Israel studies as a prelude to aliya.
In October 1992, Joseph was drafted into the IDF and volunteered for the Paratroopers, serving on the front lines in Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank. In the IDF Reserves, Joe has served during Operation Defensive Shield in 2002 and in the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006. After his regular army service, Joseph worked for the United Jewish Communities raising money and awareness for Israel as well as recruiting American teens and parents to journey to the Land of Israel to experience their homeland for NFTY In Israel. Joe soon concluded his studies at the University of Haifa, studying under Avner Goren and other leading professors in the fields of History, Archaeology, Botany, Judaism, Christianity, Geology, Islam and other relevant subjects.
Joseph settled down on a small moshav in the Jezreel Valley becoming a tour guide in 1999. Joe is CEO & Lead Tour Guide at Touring Israel Ltd. He is married with three children.
Joe holds a BA in History from Boston University, an MA in the Land of Israel Studies from the University of Haifa and is currently studying toward a PhD. Joe is also a columnist for the Jerusalem Post online and a Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Top Travel Specialist for Israel in 2011.