Travel Blogs from Jerusalem
So, according to the Globe and Mail, Hamas fired over 80 rockets into Israel yesterday, and Israel is retaliating. We have also heard that there were riots in East Jerusalem. Lots of IDF here at Yad Vashem, but they are studying and most of the local young people are watching the World Cup. I am taking a break from the workshops and sitting on the steps overlooking the valley below. Outside of military helicopters patrolling, there is no visible sign that this is a country ...
... place to have communion and the message about the empty tomb added to the experience.
While some of the buses stayed for their tours of the Garden Tomb our bus headed off to Herodium, one of the many palaces of Herod the Great. He built this palace as a place of refuge just as he built Masada. This palace was where he died and was buried. Historians knew he was buried here but it wasn't until about 5 years ago they found and started the excavation on his tomb. There was ...
... the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem. It dates to the 6th century AD.
The "wailing wall" is a portion of the western wall of the original temple. It was uncovered by archaeological excavations after 1967 (end of the 6 day war - and start of Israeli occupation).
Mondays and Thursdays are special days at the wall. Boys celebrating their bar-mitzvah get to recite a chapter the torah in front of their ...
... A very powerful and sobering time. You walk through the thinking of what would allow the holocaust and see the pain played out. There is no way to go through that without weeping. When we got back on the bus it was pretty quite.
Our last stop was Golgatha and the empty tomb. Here is my reflection on Golgatha:
"When we were in Israel sometime ago, one of the sites we went to is a little hillside right above a busy ...
... Friday afternoon preparing rigorously for shabbat.
We all met together at the hotel late in the afternoon, got ready for shabbat, and then headed to Kehilat Kol HaNeshama, a reform congregation in Jerusalem. We prayed, sang, and then walked back to the hotel for a festive shabbat meal. We celebrated Cindy's birthday! And had a little after party to share all about our different days.
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