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- Non-smoking hotel
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- Multilingual staff
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... the drink of choice. Passover also means no bread at breakfast, so we have these large flat cracker things instead. I have yet to succeed in preparing one without breaking it into multiple pieces. Jerusalem has been interesting. I've a few thoughts which I'll gather overnight and put together tomorrow once I'm in Istanbul. This detour through the Middle East has been interesting, but now I'm keen to get back closer to Europe. I think ultimately that's where my heart is. ...
... going on there in recent years, uncovering some key places related to David's palace, with connections even to Jeremiah's time. One of the interesting features here was the water system. The City of David was served by the Gihon Spring, which was some distance down the eastern side of the hill toward the Kidron brook. It appears to have been defended by two towers and associated walls, but until evidence of those was discovered recently, ...
... Protestant, Jewish, and Arab Christians have services there. We were guided there by a Jewish Christian named David. It was encouraging to hear him say that he has some good friends who are Arabs, and that what binds them together is their unity in Christ. He emphasized that the only basis for peace in this land is Jesus Christ. Amen! Later in the afternoon we visited some nearby Arab shops. One, Zak, is an evangelical Christian ...
... typical of Herod's building style. There is a stretch of massive stones at the base of the wall. The largest one is a mind-boggling 13.6 metres long and weighs 417 tonnes! How did they ever lift it?!
There is so much to see down there, I could write pages, and put up lots of photos, but I will refrain.
Back up at the Western Wall there were dozens of Bar Mitvah Ceremonies taking place. Little groups of boys and their supporters gathered in the mens' ...
... remembering the trouble during the period of the Gaza War last summer. But just eight months ago I was up on the Temple Mount with our Temple Emanu-El Pilgrimage group, and those thoughts still seem very relevant.
I’ve enclosed them here. It’s strange to quote myself, but it has only been a short time since the visit took place:
“We began that morning by going up on the Temple Mount. While this sounds simple, even prosaic, many ...