Holiday Inn Ashkelon
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... nearly 2 weeks since Jerusalem so apologies for sweeping over it now. Throughout my stay in Jerusalem, night-time and day-time came together in a blurry body-clock confusion. One night I picked at the brain of a rabbi until daylight broke through, other nights I stepped to the binary tones of Israel's electronic/techno scene with days seamlessly chopping and changing. Over 72 hours I powered through on 5 hours sleep, almost questioning what it ...
... prophet had a ministry in the Northern Kingdom of Israel but actually were from Judean or Southern roots. At any rate, we spent the vast majority of our time here exploring underground in a complex labyrinth of caves and connecting tunnels that were the residence of many families during the Bar Kochva Revolt in AD 132-135. Many of the tunnels were so small that hands and knees were the only way to go; rooms were usually tall enough to stand ...
... 450 of whom are combat or “lochamim". They are the most forward deployed infantry unit. They were the first into Gaza. And the last out.
For most of these 750 soldiers, up until three weeks ago, any time there was "incoming fire", it was a drill.
Now they are all combat veterans. They know what it feels like to be under fire and to return fire. Many have experienced the pain of losing a friend. Some of them have killed ...
... the day relaxing. Things are uncertain and it's hard to plan for the near future, but for now it is safe to say that there will be no excavating the rest of the week for our safety. More details to follow tomorrow. Also, to be more informed on the situation, I suggest checking out Al Jazeera news, Jerusalem Post news, or BBC news. And feel free to message me.
Pray for peace
We had a very fast day. In the morning, I helped Sam take out a stone wall (Unit 292), which is in the central west part of our square. He leveled it with the surfaces on either side and what was a large room and tiny room became one huge room! Now we just need to dig down to the actual floor below all the fill. It is an ...