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Our first stop was Susan's House, then Hertzel Memorial Park, then Yad Vashem and then a visit with soldiers.
Of course there are no pictures inside holocaust museum or with soldiers. We visited the soldiers at an army base and gave them care packages. Care packages for soldiers can be bought for $36 by donating to ...
Old Jerusalem is so full of history and facts, but at this point where my excitement meets my exhaustion it has been hard to digest all of it. There are so many Catholic Churches claiming to have the real deal about Jesus: the stone where he prayed at Getsemani, the stone where he was laid down, where he was put on the cross, etc. Honestly, none of these places meant anything significant to me. They are surrounded by so many religious things, ...
Another day that we safely made through Jerusalem, including Palestinian territory. Our guide and driver are doing a great job to avoid dangerous or sensitive areas. But this has meant that our itinerary had to be altered. Which is fine for us. We trust Johnny is doing his best and has done smart decisions about it. An interesting fact about Jerusalem is that there is a double of everything or sometimes triples. Each religion claims to have the true something. Let ...
... Esther. Although, some of the books like Samuel only have a small scrap present. It was interesting to find out that there were 25 mikvot (ritual baths) but probably only something like 50 men living there. They sure liked to be clean! We finished the site with a short hike up to Cave 1 where the first scrolls were found. Jamie and I each threw a stone in like the shepherd who found the scrolls ...
... his disciples the Lord's Prayer. We descended down a winding road, passing through an ancient Jewish cemetery that entirely covers the face of the mountain (over 35,000 graves) and stopping at the Tomb of the Prophets (see photos for more info). As we made our way to the base of the mountain, we walked through the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was betrayed and arrested. Next to the garden is the church of All Nations enshrining the rock in the garden ...
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