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... mentioned it was all very interesting, but hard to take it all in.
We first went to the Scroll of the Book. This building which was very modern and trendy looking came as no surprise to find out it was built the same year as we were both born. The scrolls are only displayed for 3-6 months due to concerns that it could affect the scrolls if displayed longer, so they are taken off and kept in a temporary storage... and then rotated.
... crossed over the Jordan, behind that the area of Baal peor, the hills of Moab in the distance, and even Mt Nebo where Moses viewed the land. What a view we had. We also saw the area of Sodom, that Lot chose... The easy life in the plains, a great contrast to the rugged mountains we were in with Abraham.
Abraham chatted and told us more of his life, the incident when he took his son Isaac (who according to Jewish tradition was 38 yrs old), and the took 2 others (Abraham told us ...
... visible on a clear day from the summit but today was not one of those days!!
On the highest point of the mountain, Syagha, the remains of a Byzantine church and monastery were discovered in 1933. The church was first constructed in the second half of the 4th century to commemorate the place of Moses' death. Since 2007, the building that houses the Byzantine mosaics has been closed for renovation with no date when the restoration is likely to be completed. In ...
Since have 4 hours waiting for my taxi to the airport so I can sit and wait 6 hours for my flight back to Istanbul I might as well finish this.
The transport system in Israel is really good. There are dual carriage way high ways between every major town. The public bus system to some of the smaller towns can be a little problematic, especially on Shabbat.
The accommodation is terrible. The ...
Jerusalem is so quiet on Shabbot. Everything closed. Families in the street and parks. We walked to the Israel Museum. There is no such thing as a straight line or a flat path in Jerusalem. The walk took almost 2 hrs including getting lost. Thank god for GPS, Jerusalem is a sandstone colored, winding, hilly place with houses, apartments, yards and streets all intertwined and on top of each other. The nicer neighborhoods have newer ...