Travel Blogs from Jerusalem, Israel

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I love this place..., Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

I love this place...

A travel blog entry by kduntley

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... 't say which one I like better because they're totally different. Yesterday morning, we went to the Holocaust Museum here in Jerusalem. It was incredibly powerful. It was such a huge amounts of information, but it was so heart wrenching. I really enjoyed ...

A Tale of Two Tombs, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

A Tale of Two Tombs

A travel blog entry by sharemore

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... the sites where most Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected (described in a recent post, "Tensions in Jerusalem's Old City").   Some Christians are convinced that another location is the more likely burial site.  This second ...

It Was Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times, Jerusalem to Allenby Bridge and on to Petra, Israel travel blog

It Was Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times

A travel blog entry by dblegldave

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... order and we move on. I said to Josse, "Well that was easy." He said, we still have two more checkpoints to go in Israel. Are you kidding me? We got to the next checkpoint about a mile down the road and it was a mess. One taxi had a ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by rama0999

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We arrived in a nice hotel in a great position in Jerusalem. Today we visited the Western Wall (Kotel) and walked around the Old City and various ...

A Not-So-Restful Shabbat, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

A Not-So-Restful Shabbat

A travel blog entry by turner72

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... , considering how ritualistic and outside my standard Christian experience a lot of the churches I've been interacting with thus far in Jerusalem have been, I was expecting the explicitly Jewish one to not be the one I was most familiar with, but so it ...

Trip to Gaza, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Trip to Gaza

A travel blog entry by danp

... day a service taxi to Gaza, have a brief look around and then cross into Egypt at Rafah.So at about 4 pm we arrive in Jerusalem, where we head off straight for the Old City, the place with the cheap Arab hostels and great views.We find the Damascus Gate ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by alicegismonti

The Holy ...

In Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

In Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by kaisersnuggle

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... are, as Jerusalem was bulldozed by the Romans after the Jewish revolt (the Jesus-era city is a few feet underground modern Jerusalem).  There is even a Lutheran church.  Kaiser Wilhelm was on good terms with the Ottoman Empire, which allowed ...

Last Days, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Last Days

A travel blog entry by tisch

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... by olive trees and a re- invigorating cool breeze. Everyone chilled out, and the nervous energy of Mini Israel faded. A critical battle point in the fight for Jerusalem in 1948, it is easy to see why Latrun was so significant – a fortified location ...

Hangin w/ the Pope, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Hangin w/ the Pope

A travel blog entry by beccaboyer

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... of the center, was probably one of the coolest people we met on the trip. She is a Palestinian living in Jerusalem (technically Israel), which means she is in a completely different situation from Palestinians living in the West Bank or in Israel proper. ...

Resting, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Resting

A travel blog entry by bigdriver222

... after being here for a couple of weeks I think I know what things are worth and know where to find things. I also went into West Jerusalem (new city) to go to an ATM and eat some lunch - I was sick of pitas and Shawarma - The Arabian taco (think pita ...

Jerusalem Tour, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem Tour

A travel blog entry by schaffertrio

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... hear. With that all said though it was a very interesting time. We started at Mt Of Olives which has a magnificent view of Jerusalem. This is where the Messiah is meant to descend from into Jerusalem. The graves all the way up the side are beautiful ...

Meir Panim charity and central station, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Meir Panim charity and central station

A travel blog entry by schaffertrio

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... I thought was a marvelous idea. It was an uplifting experience and I think good for Jaden to see. I would recommend anyone visiting Israel to donate a few hours. After we were done, we said our goodbyes and decided to walk alongside the rail line to our ...

Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Israel

A travel blog entry by weixiao

... Israel also homed in on the importance of diversity. That different religions have so much in common and can co-exist very happily. In Jerusalem we started at The Wailing Wall (most important plave for Jews), on the other side of the wall was The Dome of ...

Tensions in Jerusalem's Old City, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Tensions in Jerusalem's Old City

A travel blog entry by sharemore

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... of Eastern Orthodox churches were celebrating the day Jesus was greeted by crowds waving palm fronds as he rode into Jerusalem on a Passover pilgrimage. During the service marking the beginning of Holy Week, Armenian clergy pushed a Greek priest to the ...

More animals and other things too, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

More animals and other things too

A travel blog entry by tisch

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... Sorfateet for a pleasant supper with Peter and Rut Slyomovics, while the boys had their first experience of watching Israel TV. Their shloof on the way back to Jerusalem energized them, in their wild and crazy way. Hence, the TV was an easy way to keep ...

Excursions, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Excursions

A travel blog entry by evonanda

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... I did not do any of last semester - thanks Rachel. We went to an Israeli-Arab twon just outside of Jerusalem, known for the best Hummus in Israel - WOW!!, not quite as good as my favorite place in Jerusalem, but the bakery afterwards made it worth a trip ...

Sea of Galilee-ing, Tiberius, Israel travel blog

Sea of Galilee-ing

A travel blog entry by kristenmckersie

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... when I get home. Saunders- You win the prize for being the first person to post on my website since I have been in Israel. I'm bring you back something extra special. Maybe some dirt that I shake off from my socks...but it came from the Late Bronze ...

Mechane Yehuda:  The Jerusalem Market, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Mechane Yehuda: The Jerusalem Market

A travel blog entry by sharemore

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...   The shoppers are as diverse and colorful as the city itself.  Orthodox Jews that make up about half of Jerusalem's population are well represented.  Orthodox women seem to be outnumbered by men in their long dark jackets and pants, ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by arlash

My last visit to Jerusalem. I'll be ...

Sobering, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Sobering

A travel blog entry by bigdriver222

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Today we spent our time looking at modern Jerusalem. It was a sobering day. Our day would involve the Garden Tomb site (one of the only Protestant Holy Sites here in Jerusalem). Then we would go to the Holocaust Remembrance Museum and finally to the ...

3.12.07, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

3.12.07

A travel blog entry by jannelle.dawn

3.12.07 ok, its has been way too long. I wish I could discipline myself to write every night like before I go to bed but its really hard. I would give a thousand excuses, because I feel like I do have plenty, but that wont be right. School is going ...

Culture Shock, Rishon Lezion, Israel travel blog

Culture Shock

A travel blog entry by vivalavaldez

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... welcomed with many open arms of the Pinchas family. Tears and smiles inundated us. We were overwhelmed. Our first Shabbat in Israel was a very emotional one because it was the first Sabbath dinner Moshe spent with his family after four years of not ...

Temple Mound Excavations, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Temple Mound Excavations

A travel blog entry by rama0999

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Today we went on a tour to see the sites of the Temple Mound ...

Jordan, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jordan

A travel blog entry by peteballard

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... no idea about what Jordan was all about. I'm pretty ignorant to a lot of things in the Middle East, like issues between Palestine and Israel, I guess I just don't watch much news and focus on whats in front of me. Not sure if that's good or bad, but my ...

A very hot and tiring day, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

A very hot and tiring day

A travel blog entry by salmorton01

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... a World Heritage site, with new visitor facilities, but not too many visitors. Then the day started getting interesting. To get to Jerusalem we generally had to head south following the Jordan River, with a loop westwards at the end, just before the road ...

Our Last Day in Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Our Last Day in Israel

A travel blog entry by abarnes

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... , I was so happy to get some rest.  Physically, I felt GREAT!  I had been eating healthy and hiking all over Israel.  My pants were looser and I definitely felt a sense of well being - both mentally and physically.  Several of us ...

Amazing Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Amazing Israel

A travel blog entry by globehunters

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... the museum into the harshly bright light – like prisoners emerging from underground captivity – and experienced beautifully sweeping Jerusalem valley views and symbolizing the future of the Jewish people. We spent some more time visiting the ...

The Bibllcal zoo, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Bibllcal zoo

A travel blog entry by schaffertrio

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We had a late start today, on Shabbos Israel shuts down, breakfast was prepared the day before so no hot food and it really was not great. I had arranged to meet with Lee my good friend from another lifetime who moved to Israel when we were about ...

A Long Day, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

A Long Day

A travel blog entry by johnacac

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... off with devotions at 7 AM and never stopped moving after that.  We got on the bus and went into the Old City of Jerusalem, going in through the Zion Gate to the Jewish Quarter.  As we walked along, we saw many school children going off to ...

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