Tag Archives: Israel

Where Is Everyone?

Jericho, April 2015.

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Jericho

We thought we had all day for our return trip to Jordan, but we discovered the border closes at 1:00 PM on Saturday. We moved up our departure to leave enough time to visit Jericho. For many of us, the … Continue reading

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Shabbat

When I was growing up we would often talk about celebrating mass, but it never really felt like a “celebration” in the normal sense of the word. But the mood at the Western Wall at sunset on Friday was very … Continue reading

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Bethlehem

Masada is not a huge site (as these things go), but we have a bit of a reputation for wanting to “count every last stone” so it was several hours before we finally managed to tear ourselves away. We had … Continue reading

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Masada

We booked a taxi for the day and headed out of Jerusalem. On this post I’ll just cover our first stop – Masada. I’m going to apologize up front. This blog post has far too many pictures because, frankly, I … Continue reading

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So Close and Yet, So Far…

We spent the day in Old Jerusalem. It was a fascinating study in contrasts, between different cultures, religions and times. It’s really difficult to get your head around cultures that are so close physically, and yet separated by such fundamental … Continue reading

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