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This field study was so exciting because we got to explore an entirely new portion of Israel—the Benjamin Plateau. We loaded up onto the bus with high hopes for the day only to be told to unload so Benj could explain a little more about Kiriath-Jearim before we left. The main thing I took away from the mini-lecture was that Kiriath-Jearim is actually divided into a hill and a city. There is some confusion about the location of the border ...
... able to try out the tempting heated pools. Driving on from there, we came across a huge new army training centre under construction. The area must have been 3-4 kilometres square, and dozens of buildings, including several of 10-12 stories, were being constructed simultaneously. Quite some project, and a demonstration of the importance to Israel of a strong military defence capability. From there we drove to the Ben Gurion Centre, where the house of ...
... friends Bobby and Fran Lent -my soul partners in this trip- just introduced me to the Fachler’s. It turned out that this young soldier grew up and is very close with the Fachler family. Meir Fachler created “Gemoroh Berurah” a program my father uses. Their daughter Ateret just served as a madricha for Yossi Lieberman on his recent Birthright trip. Small world. They are an incredible family that lives a few blocks from where I’m ...
It was a beautiful Sunday morning in Israel. After breakfast, we headed back up north to Jericho, the famous Biblical town and the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. This is occupied territory in the West Bank and there are severe warning signs along the road. Located near the Jordan River, Jericho is a very ancient city whose oldest ruins are those of a settlement dating to 8000 years ...
... that Israel had erected in disobedience to God's commands for worship; Josiah eventually destroyed this place of worship. We were reminded by Walt that we are to worship God the way he has prescribed; we don't worship Him on our own terms or in our own way. The altar remnant there is amazingly well preserved.
There were many shepherds with their sheep on the hills as we traveled today. Many of them are Muslim Bedoiuns. They live close ...