Dan Gardens Ashkelon
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... we would have had kaddish to say for many soldiers."
I asked him if he was "Orthodox". He said no, "but i believe".
Another soldier, who spoke English pretty well, saw us giving away a few pairs of tefilin to soldiers who needed them. He mentioned that he had lost his tefilin during the war in Gaza. I immediately offered to get him another pair.
If you would like to participate in this mitzvah with me, please let me know.
Just a brief note on the day:
No excavation, that's right. Due to rocket launches from Gaza we were instructed to stay at the hotel today. This was for good reason, evidenced by the 5 rocket sirens that went off throughout the day. When the sirens go off, we must all go to the bomb shelters. We were very well protected by the Iron Dome and everyone kept a close eye on the news, ...
... the wall. Hurray! A stone wall! Carrie and I scraped the floor and found another pit in it, kind of annoying. Not many special artifacts today, aside from the piece of Iron Age pottery I found, which means that we are getting closer and closer to the Iron Age and 604. Also, we made a bunch of new units in Joel's square. And yeah, a good work day although I forgot to write some notes down. Remind me tomorrow.
We had an up and down weekend: Friday was chocked full of goings on and Saturday was pretty empty. Friday we had a field trip. First we went to the fortress of Masada where Jews took their last stand against a Roman siege in the 1st century. We saw Herod's palace and a beautiful view of the low lands and Dead Sea. We called Masada the highest point on the lowest point on Earth. We then went swimming in the Dead Sea. ...
The morning was normal. I worked and dug some. Sam found about 5 artifacts, he's turning into the new human sifter. Last year that title was given to this guy named Chris (Nature Chris) who found everything. In the afternoon, instead of pottery and lecture, we had a special event. First, Dr. Master gave us a lecture our progress so far in the season. It ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility