Hello from the shore of the Sea of Galilee! We’re two days into our four day study up here and it has been amazing! I wanted to post a few of my favorite shots from the two days, but I need to sleep not fiddle around on here. 🙂 We’ve been to Beth Shean, Meggido. … More Beautiful Galilee
Its been such a lovely week. There was a jovial atmosphere everywhere you went. “Chag Sameach!” was heard on the street, in the stores and wherever there were people. It literally means ‘joyous festival.’ Its appropriate for Sukkot, Shavu’ot and Passover. It was fun to say to people as you passed them on the street … More Holidays past; Normalcy resumes
On day three of awesomeness. Melissa and I wake up early to join the pita run for our lunch. We walk uptown with Aubrey to a darling little bakery. There’s a sea of delightful little pastries, racks of buns and stacks of pita. Oh, I could stay here for a long time just breathing in … More To the Great Rift Valley
We’re headed for Arad. Our brains are cleared, the extra hour of sleep being of great assistance, and we’re ready for a day in the desert! The original Canaanite city of Arad was huge for this part of the country. Its walls followed a natural rise of hills and enclosed around 25 acres of land. … More Arad, altars and the beauty of the desert
A day of Atonement. A day of fasting and denying oneself so that our light will rise in the darkness. A day when the streets fall silent and noise is nonexistent except for birds singing and children laughing and riding their bikes up and down the streets. A day when you can turn cartwheels in the … More This is Yom Kippur in Jerusalem
Okay, so since we had a three day field study I decided to do three nice little posts (well, sort of little), so that you don’t get to overwhelmed with information and that I don’t take a week to get it all up. 🙂 Heading west out of Jerusalem feels quite different but nice. The … More Shephelah. Blessing or Curse?
We had an amazing three day field study to the Negev this weekend. Askelon, Arad, Beersheba, Masada, En-Gedi and the Dead Sea just to name a few. More details sometime soon 🙂