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... through the green stems and flowers
That have sought shelter like I have.
How fragile, but lively, they still hold.
I do know
Wind in the night can be brutal
And starlight can be a true blessing.
The desert is balanced but delicately so
Between blessings and curses and lack of interest.
We must choose.
The wind and the light and the Arava
Are urging me forward
To trees and the water,
Over and over.
... on the Way of Atharim. However, excavations at both possible locations for Arad have not turned up any LBA remains or destruction layers--the time period of the conquest. An alternative view is that the king of Arad was more like a chieftain of a region since the same verse also mentions that he "dwelt in the Negev" rather than pointing out something like a castle at Arad. Archaeologically, the Arad Ostraca found at the site are important for learning ...
... presentation here by our guide was truly wonderful. The woman in this video was our guide: http://www.tabernacle.co.il/Christian-T ours
On to Timna Park to see the rock formations, copper mines and visit Kibbutz Yotvata for falafel and date ice cream. Yotvata has a big dairy industry and their ice cream was a trip highlight. From the parking lot of the Yotvata roadside shop, we could see the ...
... 8217; on the kibbutz, where they lived a simple life-style that amazed the bevy of world leaders who visited Ben-Gurion at home over the years. Our next stop was the R & D Agricultural Center at Tlalim Junction. “How, exactly, does Israel make the desert bloom?” This center has been around since the late 1970’s. We toured & learned about the area where they grow tomatoes. They built a greenhouse-like structure, totally enclosed in layers of plastic with ...
... killed, but the Israelites still did not change their “pagan” ways. Elijah had to escape into the desert. I won’t go into the theological underpinnings of the story, other than to say Elijah finally realized in the desert that God speaks in the quiet of one’s heart and touches people there and not by pyrotechnic displays. What strikes me as a Christian is how the Jews place so much weight on 2 bible stories that maybe I have just grown up thinking ...