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... to connect the families and he told me they were
heading to this really cool light show. So, we purchased tickets and all
went. We are so glad we did. Thanks Daniels family J
Tomorrow is the big day of the trip for Noah. Looking forward to his
experience and having him complete a year’s worth of preparation. He is
so much better prepared than I was and he will be great. Then it’s off
to swim in the dead sea.
‘Til next time ...
Monday 22 September to Tuesday 7 October 2014
This pilgrimage had been inspired by Phillip. He having visited twice before he wanted to take me and show me this blessed land. It was a two week course run by St.Georges College. This course named "Palestine of Jesus". My brother-in-law Michael Andrews came along on this leg of our time away.
My sister Denise (Michael's wife) initially was ...
... a multi course meal. Traditionally, three festive meals are eaten: in the evening, after synagogue late morning, and late in the afternoon before the sun sets. Then shabbat is closed by another blessing and lighting of candles. I have to say being welcomed into Ariella's extended and very large loving families arms and homes for this holiday was an amazing way to start my time in Israel. I have to say that not only were my surroundings very different, but the smells and tastes were ...
... to touch their arms. There is a heavy police presence here though, I read that 20% of the entire border guard (easy to mistake them as soldiers since they're heavily armed) is permanently stationed in jerusalem. It's obvious that jerusalem is less crowded than usual, I found myself all alone at several sites here. A tour guide told me it hasn't been this slow in recent memory. But I've frankly never felt safer. The only moment where I was a bit cautious was on ...
After our morning on the Mount of Olives we boarded the bus for a short hop to another historic area called Mount Zion. Present Mount Zion is outside of the Old Walled City but in times past it was inside the walls. The Mount of Olives is east of the walled city and Mount Zion is south. Our first stop was to the tomb of King David, the legendary king of Israel. The tomb is situated on ...