Israel-Day Twelve

This was a very uninteresting day, simply because we woke up really early in the morning and went to the airport to fly home.  It was an eight hour flight, and we arrived home somewhere around mid-afternoon I think. And … Read More

Israel-Day Eleven

We left our hotel in Jerusalem for the last time.  We drove by some national buildings including the Parliament (Knesset) building. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial We spent several thoughtful hours at Jerusalem’s Holocost Memorial.  We were not allowed to bring … Read More

Israel-Day Ten

City of David excavations The City of David is surrounded on 2 sides by valleys.  David took use of this as a stronghold of Zion.  The Palace of David has been found, with large terraced retaining walls holding it up … Read More

Israel-Day Nine

Southern/Western Wall Excavations The southern wall of the temple mount has been largely uncovered, it has been found out that the original retaining wall of the mount was 1/3 higher and 1/3 lower than today.  The wall has been repaired … Read More

Israel-Day Eight

Mount of Olives & Temple Mount History Abraham came here, specifically to Mount Moriah (temple mount) from Hebron.  At the time, the area Jerusalem is in today was a Jebusite city.  Where the old city is today, there was no … Read More

Israel-Day Seven

We left our fancy resort on the Dead Sea and headed to Masada.  At the end of the day we traveled to Jerusalem, with a few stops in between. Masada First of all, the cable car we were going to … Read More

Israel-Day Six

We left our hotel at the Sea of Galilee and headed South towards the dead sea, along the Jordan Riv Beit Shean Beit Shean is located on the drive down the Jordan River from Galilee to Jerusalem.  It was quite … Read More

Israel-Day Five

*Until now I have neglected to mention the “Ramot Resort” we stayed at the Sea of Galilee* There is nothing like eating breakfast overlooking the Sea of Galilee–it was absolutely wonderful Kursi Kursi was our first stop of the morning. … Read More

Israel-Day Four

Jordan River We started out the day at the North of the Sea of Galilee seeing the Jordan River.  It is fed by three springs, including the Dan and Banias springs which come from the snowfall on Mt. Hermon.  Namaan … Read More

Israel-Day Three

Caesarea History Named after Caesar Augustus, in the land of Samaria, which meant the Romans didn’t have to “please” the God of Judah.  The greatest threat to the Roman empire, the Parthians, attacked Jerusalem in 42 B.C.  Herod went to … Read More

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