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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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Shenandoah Caverns

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July 26, 2018 – After our stay in New York, we headed south, passing Harrisburg, PA, where my mom was born. Here, and below, crossing the Susquehanna River, we got a glimpse of the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone arch … Continue reading

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Mom’s 100th Birthday

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July 24, 2018 — Tuesday, one day after her actual birthday, we celebrated our Mom’s 100th birthday.  Born July 23, 1918, she has truly lived in the most unusual of times, spanning the beginning of the Industrial Age and indoor … Continue reading

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On the way to Mom’s 100th Birthday

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July 19, 2018 — Continuing on our way up the East Coast, we planned to get to New York by July 22 in plenty of time for my Mom’s 100th birthday party.  While still at the Biltmore stop in NC, … Continue reading

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Biltmore House

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July 16, 2018 – Asheville, NC – We are headed towards New York for my mom’s 100th birthday (!!) so we started a few days early in order to have time to spend at the Biltmore House in Asheville.  At … 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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