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... trail we took was relatively easy, although it could have been quite long, if we had time. It was extremely empty, maybe because it was Saturday, but we saw almost nobody else during our hike.
The only place we really ran into people was at a frog pond. This pond was near a spring and there were hundreds of frogs in a tiny area.
At the entrance we parked near, stand the ruins of an ...
... harsh locals in town. Jesus is thought to have been crucified by nearby Skull Rock, a place easily visible from the ancient main road (the rock really does look just like a skull) and buried in a nearby cave. The next day we walked the Via Delarosa (the path Jesus took the day he was crucified). We also spent time at St. Anne's Church, which is beautiful and has perfect acoustics (as demonstrated by an epic tour group from Georgia - the country). ...
... For centuries there was a small but vibrant Jewish community until the Hebron Massacre of 1929. 67 Jews were brutally butchered by Arabs; sometimes it was their own neighbors doing the killing. In 1967when Hebron was conquered or liberated: it matters how you think politically, Jews began once again praying at the Tomb of Patriarchs. It was not until 1980 that the Israeli government allowed a Jewish community to resettle in the old City Center ...
... br> We met Kate and Jake shortly after arriving and walked down to the shore of the sea itself. Sea is a misnomer here; the Dead Sea is a lake; one with no outlet. The Jordan river empties into the Dead Sea, which loses water only by evaporation. The net result is that it grows progressively saltier over time. The edges of the Dead Sea are encrusted with white; from a distance this looks like sand, and as you get close it resembles snow. Standing ...
... is one of the organizations that is run by MASA. Off course, the topic interested me, so I signed up and went with three other people from my program Zoe, Kate M and Leah. The Shabbaton began with a tour of East Jerusalem to have an in-depth look at the conflict. The tour started with a stop at the Haas Promenade, which I visited on my Birthright Trip and I began speaking with all the participants there. I meet Jews from Hungary, Belarus, ...
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