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  • Photos from Israel[img= Posted by stmarksyouth17 in Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 | Aug 3, 2017
  • Traveling to Israel for 6 Weeks[img= thumb= Posted by NAGATTRAVEL in TRAVELING WITH KIDS | Jul 31, 2017
  • Through the Looking Glass AgainThis was the third straight day over 100 degrees, and it has seriously impacted our ability to enjoy and benefit from the tour. And unlike Jerusalem, which is in a high and arid area, this part of Palestine is Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 10, 2015
  • Down to Tel AvivToday we headed south from the Galilee, mostly through the coastal plain, to Tel Aviv. Along the way, we stopped at Sepphoris (Tzippori in Hebrew). Sepphoris is quite a spectacular site. It doesn't have all the arches and pillars Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 11, 2015
  • The Tour BeginsBut not until we meet our guides at 5:30. Around 1:00 PM, we moved to the hotel where we will spend the rest of our time in Jerusalem. We trundled our suitcases the two blocks from the guesthouse. Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Aug 31, 2015
  • A Marathon DayI am repeating the title I used two years ago for the actual opening day of touring. It certainly applies to today, which was quite similar to what I experienced then. In addition, this year the high temperature Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 1, 2015
  • Culture and ConflictThis was the day to look at recent history and its fallout, both good and bad. We began the day at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial. It was interesting to visit the same place as two years ago but with Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 2, 2015
  • Behind the DemocracySharon Casper, an activist working with the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions. She explained the view from the bus of Jewish neighborhoods and settlements and pointed out the contrast with Palestinian neighborhoods. The former had trees and play Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 3, 2015
  • Last Day in JerusalemThis day did not start well. Marty's pocket was picked, and he lost his iPhone. He had his hand on his wallet, as it was obvious that the man was trying to distract him to get at it. Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Sep 5, 2015
  • Here we are in Jerusalem!As I write this, I am sitting in the garden of the Cathedral Guesthouse. It is brilliantly sunny and deliciously cool and breezy in the shade. We are jet-lagged but recovering after as good a trip as 12 Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Aug 28, 2015
  • A Really Varied DayToday was Sunday, So after a fine breakfast of juice, scrambled eggs, sweet bread, pita, yogurt, and olives, we went to the English/Arabic Eucharist at the cathedral with Karen and Tom. The bishop celebrated the service. Most of Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Aug 29, 2015
  • The Israel MuseumThe last time I was in Jerusalem, I went to the [[|Israel Museum]] and was most impressed. But our schedule was such that my friends and I were really rushed. I longed to go back when I would Posted by mlld3536 in A New Pilgrimage | Aug 30, 2015
  • A Day of RestOur pilgrimage has been wonderful but truly exhausting. Today has included meetings with significant people, but we had much needed free time as well. In the morning we met with the imam of the Al Aqsa Mosque. This was a very Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 30, 2013
  • Beautiful Settings, Holy PlacesThis morning, we got up and while sipping the delicious Arabic coffee, watch the children in the family get ready for school. Our hostess called us a cab to take us back to Canaan Fair Trade, where we waited Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Oct 2, 2013
  • Sea, Stones, and SunsetOur last day, and what a beautiful one. We bid farewell to the beautiful Mount of Beatitudes Guesthouse. I for one wished we could have stayed there just one more day, perhaps doing nothing but walking in the garden, looking Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Oct 3, 2013
  • The End of a Fabulous TripThis morning those of us who were leaving at a civilized time, in my case 1:10 PM, went down for a wonderful Israeli breakfast buffet: varied phyllo pastries, veggie salads, yogurt with various herbs, olives, fruit salad, smoked salmon, pickled Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Oct 4, 2013
  • Marathon IntroThe following was written two days after the events of the day. But most of the account was written a week later on the plane home. I indicate where that part starts. The first official day of touring was Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 25, 2013
  • Three ThemesI am expanding this entry on 6 October, the morning after my return. I have bolded the part I wrote the day after the events described. [b] Another brief note, I'm afraid. Much less collapsed than yesterday when we Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 26, 2013
  • Neighborhood PressuresTour buses in famous cities: We've all seen them, and in a few cases we've taken them. This morning after church, Yuval took us through three neighborhoods: Sheikh Jarrah, where Arab families have been evicted in favor of Jewish Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 28, 2013
  • Today in JerusalemAt last we are here! Everyone got their luggage in good order, and we sailed through customs with none of the third degree we had been led to expect. The shuttle from the airport took forever, especially getting Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 22, 2013
  • Happy Birthday to me!As is typical for me, I am awake early and will take this opportunity to offer some observations on the Call to prayer. While we were walking through the neighborhood yesterday, at one point we heard the call to prayer from the Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 23, 2013
  • Museum and MeetingsThis morning, I went to the [[|Israel Museum]] with Nadine, Barbara, and Kitty. Now, I am definitely up on museums, having been brought up on them, raised two children on them, centered many vacations on them, and now volun Posted by mlld3536 in Pilgrimage | Sep 24, 2013
  • "Though you don't have this in England..." After leaving the south coast, I then arrived in Tel Aviv just before the sunset, now just entering the Shabbat. Having checked in at the hostel I then headed off to Old Jaffa - the oldest Posted by kmmk17 in Kevin's Travels | Nov 7, 2014
  • "I'm just going to ask you a few questions..." [center][/center] Leaving Jordan was no problem, but coming back into Israel after walking across no man Posted by kmmk17 in Kevin's Travels | Nov 6, 2014
  • Dead Sea The second part of my trip to the Holy Land took me outside of Jerusalem to explore the rest of the country. Leaving Jerusalem as another terrorist incident occurred, I boarded my bus that Posted by kmmk17 in Kevin's Travels | Nov 4, 2014
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