The Dead Sea

We arrived at the Dead Sea on a breezy, foggy gray evening. Not exactly the kind of weather we expected to find here in the desert 1412 feet below sea level! But nobody wanted to pass up the chance to float in this water, 34% salt. Because of the salt, you can’t sink. Even people … More The Dead Sea


Today is Shabbat (Sabbath), which officially began at sunset last night. The hotel was filled with people who came out to celebrate. The celebration begins with a candle-lighting ceremony; there was a tray of votive candles set out, with matches. Women, young and old, singly and in small groups, came in, lit a candle, and … More Shabbat