Travel Blogs from Galilee
... The church was built between in 1938 and the floor plan is octagonal, the eight sides representing the eight Beatitudes. After our reflection and a short visit to the church, we boarded the bus for our next stop. Kamil took us to Tabgha the traditional site of the Miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. On the way, he stopped to demonstrate how good the acoustics were when Jesus was preaching from a boat to the crowds on the shore. ...
... expected considering he's a letter-of-the-law believer: the act is forbidden. The women in our group later met up with us and told us the female guide they had seemed spirited but oddly subdued in her mannerisms. Needless to say, there were many things to talk about later in the evening. After our visit to the temple, we got on the bus and went to a park to meet the Israeli soldiers who would join us for the rest of the trip! There were six Israelis altogether, 5 male and 1 female, ...
... acts to save Jews from the Nazis. Each tree has a memorial plate--among them were many Dutch names (among others of course, but our attention, for good or bad, tends to search for the familiar names), the Corrie Ten Boom family, and Oskar Schindler. This museum has a lot of video recordings of holocaust survivors talking about their experiences--quite moving. Any holocaust museum or concentration camp visit is always incredibly sobering.
... to help with the dance moves.
The highlights of our travels outside of Tel Aviv were our trip in the Negev Desert and our stay in Jerusalem.
Adi and Or recommended that we spend most of our time in the south of Israel in the desert as opposed to going up north where it is more green and lush but, according to them, coming from NZ we would not have been impressed by it. The were right about us being impressed by the desert though – it was ...
... peace and quiet in an otherwise noisy city, especially given its proximity to the Damascus Gate, perhaps the noisiest part of the noisy city. Maybe this is the reason we didn't go there on this visit. Our excuse was a lack of time but, having not gone there, it is still, in my mind, the same, forgotten spot, far off the beaten track. I fear reality may be somewhat different.
Moral of the story: If you want to see places connected with Jesus, remember, so do many others.
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