Pastoral Hotel - Kfar Blum
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
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... Peter, James and John, who, according to the New Testament became the first disciples and the became "fishers of men ".Capernaum captivated me the last time I was here, and I always wanted to explore it further. The site is rich in 1st C finds but there are 2 focal points: the 3rd C synagogue and the church built over the remains of a house allegedly that of St. Peter where Jesus often stayed. I was there early and was almost alone on the site....a very eerie ...
Shira was still our guide with the new expanded group. First we went to Capernaum. Capernaum was a high traffic area on a major road linking two super powers - Mesopotamia and Egypt. Jesus lived and preached here for 3 years. He preached mostly to those who "serviced" the travelers. They spread his message. The ruins here were very interesting. We saw the house where Peter's mother-in-law actually lived.
Then we saw several important churches. ...
Just left the coldest and most northeastern point in Israel on the Golan Heights. Here we visited a fortified bunker and learned of some of the battles that were fought in the 1967 war. In particular a famous tank battle that took place in the Valley of Tears. Very cool - ...
... and al-Qaeda occupies the southern 60 miles of the border. When we were eating our feast at Gilli’s we were 2 miles from al-Qaeda controlled territory.
We visited Elyakim in the hills of northern Israel where the IDF has built an entire replica Hezbollah booby-trapped village and forest. For the past couple of years battalions of Israeli troops have been trained in special ops and anti-guerilla warfare techniques here to be ready for ...
Acting on better advice we drove to Banias Waterfalls for a better wet hike. The place was amazing after a short hike you come to these waterfalls and streams in this little gorge in the mountains. They have built this suspended bridge over the rushing river so you can really just about walk over the falls. It was really peaceful and cool breeze down in the gorge and we really enjoyed the water and hike.
Next we went to this little ...