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Today we started at 5:00am. Our goal was to see the rest of Israel and some of the sites in the north. We went from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. From there we hugged the Mediterranean Sea to Mount Tabor. Our first stop was the Church of Annunciation and Church of Saint Joseph in Nazareth. We passed by the city of Cana and got to see all that. On to the …
... and specifically to a recreation of a Nazarene village as it would likely have been in Jesus time. We saw a wine press, an olive oil press, and a reconstructed synagogue that is complete, which was great, because so far we've only seen ruins.
Next we went to Megiddo, a city that is on the edge of the Valley of Armageddon. It is a big "dig" as the archaeologists call it, and the highlight is a very sophisticated water system. It goes ...
... on to Jerusalem and Bethlehem. In just a few days this was an instant immersion in the Greatest Hits of Christian sacred sites in Israel. I’ll address the Galilean experience first, and in tomorrow’s post talk about Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
I had never been to the top of Mt. Tabor, and my friend John Kitagawa, the Canon Rector of St. Philips, swears by the place. I knew its Jewish biblical associations, and I had visualized it being ...
... that there was free cake available the whole time was revolutionary enough but this was also my downfall and the bane of my time here. It got to the point where I would strategically station myself within easy access of the cake so as to track any new arrivals or lest anyone should try and remove said platter from my sight. Even outside of the hostel I've been eating so many rich honey soaked sweets or deep fried balls of doughy delight that any kind ...
... relaxing, it was
similar to meditation for me.
A group also were able to get messages and facials if they didn’t
want to swim. Once we were all done we had a cake for Noah to celebrate
the big accomplishment. It was another amazing day in Israel. After the
celebration we got back in the bus for another 2 ...
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