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... since the kibbutz has turned private, it is not nearly as good as it used to be.
We left the kibbutz and headed up to Nazareth. It is entirely different from Hod HaSharon where I had been staying yesterday. Nazareth is how I imagined Israel to look before I came here. This is an arab city and you can tell a huge difference as soon as you get there. The buildings look different, the signage is ...
... we were in the little library and Howard, Talia's dad, explained synagogue and brought out a Torah for us to see and hold. The Torah consists of the first five books of the Old Testament. I was surprised to learn that every Torah is hand-written on parchment made of animal skin, usually calf, with the pages sewn together with animal sinew. Every Torah takes about a year to make and they cost thousands ...
... type'). Another of the new Tanzanian girls had rheumatic heart disease due to having rheumatic fever as a little child. This infection has been wiped out in the Western world and it seemed so unfair that she had such a poor quality of life and needed a huge operation for something that can be prevented by a simple vaccination. She was only 11 but she was already in heart failure. Another one of the children from the house ...
But the serious talk aside, why did I decide to go to Israel? Well, it all started with a single Facebook post. One of my Facebook friends, who was already there, posted something about the country. I curiously opened the post and lo and behold, it was about ..... a war. More specifically, the war with ...
... money. After shopping and lunch, we headed down to the beach for a swim in the Mediterranean. The water was delightful and crystal clear! It was lovely but we didn't have towels to sit on or money to rent a chair, so after swimming a bit we came back and relaxed at the pool until late in the afternoon when it started to cool off. We had dinner at the hotel again, and I am looking forward to a more relaxing evening. Jessica has met an ...
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