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After landing in Tel Aviv, the capitol of Israel, we took a bus trip to Jerusalem where we would spend the remainder of our trip. It was a beautiful ride - looks sort of like California - very hilly with apartment type buildings on both sides of the highway among the hills. As we soon discovered, looks can be deceiving - the road divided Muslims from Jews. Israel is about the size of New Jersey with a population of 8.5 million people - 76%% Jewish and 21% ...
... my dad and I had a really amazing conversation at lunch which was
worth the whole trip!
Scaled Model of Old Jerusalem @ the Israel Museum
We started our touring today at the Israel Museum. There are a number
of group members that don’t like museums, which was me when I was
younger, but these museums have been really interesting. The ...
... key and fairly unwelcoming street frontage is a very pleasant environment. I had a cappuccino but I wasn't hungry so didn't bother with the apple strudel which I had envisaged. On my way out of the Damascus Gate I agreed to terms with a watch guy to buy a Casio for 300 shekels until I suddenly realised I had come out without my credit card. He wanted me to keep the watch; I think he was going to come back to the College with me. I did manage to free myself ...
... I realized I should remember is that museums display ancient artifacts, and exhibitions hold new--the guide made it quite clear that we were looking at an exhibition. I also learned that the term "Jew" originated from the leftover tribes of "Judah" and Benjamin after the Northern Exile.
The first of "David's Tombs" we visited was probably not the correct site. It was located outside the Zion gate which was on the Western Hill; although, all the ...
... meal of small plates, falafel, chicken, and lamb kabobs. We all commented that this was probably our best meal in country. We returned to the Center to pack our bags for the return trip. We received word that our flight would be delayed so we planned to leave at 11. Before we did leave, we got an extraordinary rooftop tour from one of the Seminarians at the center. The city has a completely different look at ...