TripAdvisor Reviews Shepherd Hotel Bethlehem
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... but God can do miracles with ordinary things!
Bethlehem was also home for the future King David. Like his birthplace, young David wasn’t impressive in the eyes of others. In fact, when God sent the prophet Samuel to anoint the next king of Israel, David’s father, Jesse, considered David a nonfactor. He hadn’t bothered to call David from the field for the selection process! David didn’t look like a king. ...
... into harassment.
We were grateful to get back to the hotel and swim in the large, beautifully landscaped pool. That evening we were glad to stay at the hotel for a buffet dinner of the usual Middle Eastern salads and main courses of pasta, fish, and lamb.
However, before going to dinner, we all met in Yuval's room to participate in his "Songs in Hotel Rooms" project. This has been going on for a ...
... tour ever cos we virtually ran around and didn't get much time to look at stuff but we did get ALL the bible references.
Last stop of the day, and by far the longest, was at Johnny's Souvenir shop. It was all Christian icons and double the price of anywhere else.
Overall it was an OK tour but not worth anywhere near the money they charge. Bethlehem is a very clean town, which is surprising cos they are mostly muslem. ...
... to Israel to be talked at by
a bunch of politicians pushing some propaganda. But we got good food and free
drinks and mostly just all hung out together. It was kind of interesting that
we had 8 speakers, and only 1 of them was a woman. Additionally, during the
Q&A session the speakers only called on men to ask questions. Erin and I
found this absurd so we moved to the front row and both raised our hands to ask
about women’s rights and ...
... entire war. The battle for Jerusalem, and the subsequent siege, was desperate. Ultimately the Israelis held onto West Jerusalem but lost the Old City and its ancient Jewish quarter. The Jordanians accepted the surrender of the remaining residents and Israeli soldiers in the Old City, and then dynamited all the remaining buildings in the Jewish Quarter, including the sacred Hurva synagogue. In spite of armistice agreements to the contrary, Jewish access to the Kotel ...