October 26, 2015 The house of bread, Bethlehem, is where the bread of the world was born! So today we headed to Efrat, by Bethlehem, and learned about baking bread in the Middle East. Here we patted out the dough, making little round and flat cakes of bread with seasonings. There it is. Ready for … More House Of Bread
The City of David, outside the old City Walls, is where we spent a part of our time of learning today. A 3D movie put the early history of this city in very good perspective. Then, after exploring Hezekiah’s water tunnel through the the bedrock, we walked back up the Kidron Valley to the Dung … More City of David
October 24, 2015: Shema Israel! See with your eyes, hear with your ears. The Herodian. Looking to the north out of the underground cisterns. The Herodian was Herod’s crowning masterpiece. This is a replica of the tomb on the side of the mountain that archaeologists think he was buried in. The lesson of King Herod … More Adventures Around Jerusalem
This report is for October 23, 2015. The most important Tel of the North. Meggido. The city gates dating back to the time of Ahab. The round altar and temple from the Canaanite period. This is where child sacrifices were encouraged. Diverse sexual immoralities were performed in these temples. In public view. Abortion is not a … More Aliyah to Jerusalem!
We geared up last night for the tough hike up the 1300 feet of Mount Carmel by getting a good night’s sleep. Our teacher wanted us to learn some good things about community. “Can I carry your pack?” Life’s path is thorny at times. Let’s help each other with the snags. Lend a helping hand … More The Crossroads of The World
In the early morning we drove to the top of Mount Arbel. From the top we made our way down the front. It was steep. After a short session halfway down, exploring the houses and caves that were built into the cliff face of ancient Arbel, we proceeded to climb back up the backside cliff … More The Land Molding Us
Omrit. On the road to Damascus: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Struck with blindness, Saul arose and entered the city. (this is the place in the gate where the king would sit) And so we got closer to Damascus and Syria. Two UN soldiers having a discussion with Mt. Hermon in the background. This … More Road to Damascus, War and Syria