Category Archives: Israel

Qumran, Israel

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March 30, 2017 – Qumran Leaving our Dead Sea hotel at sunrise, we headed toward Jerusalem, planning to stop first at Qumran and after that to have lunch with Abraham in the Land of Bereshit (next blog) From the bus, … Continue reading

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Masada

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March 29, 2017 We started our day with a pleasant breakfast at the hotel and a look at the sun rising over the beach of the Dead Sea. Below is a picture of one of the interesting chandeliers in the … Continue reading

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Dead Sea, Israel

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March 28, 2017 – driving south On the way to the Dead Sea Leaving Beit Shean, we began the 2-hour bus trip to the Dead Sea.  Most of the way was along the Jordan River, and the border with Jordan.  … Continue reading

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Beit She’an – a 7,000 year old city north of Jerusalem.

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March 29, 2017 This morning, we headed south from Tiberias toward the Dead Sea, Masada, and Jerusalem.  These first 3 views from the bus were caught along the way.  As the first picture of the day, this strange building is … Continue reading

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City of Safed (Tsfat)

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March 27, 2017 Driving south from Misgav-Am (see map) almost half the way back to our hotel in Tiberias, we stopped at Safed (Tsfat), the center of Jewish mysticism (Kabala).  The group visited the Joseph Caro and Ha’Ari synagogues and … Continue reading

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Kibbutz Misgav-Am

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March 27, 2017 After visiting the Hula Valley Reserve, we drove north to Kibbutz Misgav-Am directly on the border with Lebanon (see map).  The name Misgav-Am means “Fortress of the People.” It is a small but strategic kibbutz, established in … Continue reading

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Hula Valley Nature Reserve

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March 27, 2017 We arrived at the Hula Valley Nature Reserve, at which some of the Hula Valley’s wetlands have been preserved.  The Reserve was established in 1964 to protect what remained of the local wetland animals, many of which … Continue reading

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Golan Heights

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March 27, 2017 We drove from Tiberias around the Sea of Galilee (see map) on Highway 90 toward the Golan Heights. Below are some of the eateries offering candy, hamburgers, coffee, ice cream “Artics,” Coca Cola, beer, etc. along the … Continue reading

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Beit She’arim – ancient burial place from the time of King Herod

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March 26, 2017 After lunch, we drove to Bet She’arim National Park (which means “House of Gates) to see the Cave of the Coffins – the most ancient large Jewish cemetery in the world, founded during the reign of King … Continue reading

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Baha’i Gardens

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March 26, 2017 After Caesarea, we were back on the bus and on our way to Mt. Carmel and a view of the Baha’i Gardens, then lunch at a town called Daliat El Carmel, the southernmost Druze village. Views from … Continue reading

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