The Colony Hotel Haifa
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... drove down to the Gardens of Gethsemane adjoining the Church of All Nations.
Inside the church we could view the Rock of the Agony. It was here that Jesus was betrayed and arrested.
The church is only about 100 years old, but the Rock has been preserved from previous churches that were built on this site, beginning around 380 A.D.
People crowded around the front of the church, eager to touch, and in some cases, kiss ...
... for Fun With Americans:
The guide explained in detail that the kibbutz kept kosher so they would not have milk and meat together. An American lady looking for cream for her coffee asked a waiter where she could get some. He spoke no English so he replied in Hebrew and she said "What does that mean?"
At Caparneum, while touring St. Peter's house, an American asked if he was called St. Peter when he was a boy.
... prevalent in the Jordan river system. It’s not quite the size of a capybara but big enough. I decided I did not have to return to Yardenit this time.
The Christian Galilee has many lovely places, in part because the Galilee is beautiful at any time of year. But there is something to be said for the talent and dedication of excellent architects like Barluzzi in enhancing the places themselves. We find sanctity in places, but we enhance that sanctity by the ways we display ...
... before, I've met a lot of Jews on birth-right which is essentially where the Israeli state pay for Jews around the world to come and visit Israel and it includes a tour of the country - all expenses paid. The idea of most of the people I spoke to was that it was a free holiday for minimal effort.
Today (16th) I had the intention of getting up early at 8:30 and leaving by 9:30 for a bus to visit Caesarea (in ...
... do nothing for the sabbath today. I'm down with that. I will write more later but everyone is gathering to go at the moment. I spent time trying to figure out how to upload photos on the computer in the lobby here but it is all in Hebrew so I took pictures of my camera with my phone and uploaded them with my app. Those snapshots don't do justice to the beauty of the country, but I'll show you more later. Thinking of you all, and I can't wait to share more soon!! ...