Pastoral Hotel - Kfar Blum
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
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Today we visited many biblical sites, almost too many to include with thorough explanations, so I will try to hit the highlights of the day!
First, we got up early and walked to the Jordan Promenade which was a beautiful pathway along the River Jordan, only minutes from the kibbutz hotel. The Jordan River (where Jesus was baptized) …
Today we left Tel Aviv and drove north along the Mediterranean.
We first stopped at Caesarea. This ancient port city was built by King Herod to display his loyalty to the Roman Empire (Emperor Pompeius, not Julius!) sometime around 22-10 BCE. In Caesarea, there was a theater, a port, a hippodrome, and a temple to the Roman Gods, as …
We started the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Gallilee, music was played and our Bosnian / Serbian travel buddies showed us all how to dance with Pammy enjoying a slow number. Tabgha where St Peter's church was and also the place of the loaves and fishes. The church had the rock that the meal of loaves and fishes was eaten from. Next stop was Capernaum where we saw the ruins of an old village and a very grand synagogue. Here we also saw Margaret and Barry Court and managed to ...
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 - ...
So about twice a year the moshav brings all the volunteers on a trip somewhere in Israel. So today we all went to breakfast at 630 and then loaded up a small van at 7am. I figured I could get some more sleep on the way to our first destination, HA. The manager of the hotel is the one who was our tour guide today, and he was talking from the moment we got on the bus. So no sleeping on the bus. The information that he was telling us though was actually interesting though. He told ...