Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Shalom Today is our last day in Israel. We will be leaving Israel for Mexico at midnight tonight. Our last day started out visiting Yad VaShem, the Israel Memorial Museum to the Holocaust. Here we examined the most notorious genocide in history and the connection between the Church, Jesus and the Jewish people.  Six million... Continue Reading →

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Shalom Today we walked to the Temple Mount. This is where the temple stood and was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.  Today the Dome of the Rock, a Islamic shrine is located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.  Muslims come to pray and area is all Islamic. We had... Continue Reading →

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Shalom, My day started with breakfast at the guest house. Then most of us attended the church here which is Anglican and the oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East. The pastor at this church is the same one that did the Shabbat dinner the night we arrived. It was All Saints day and he... Continue Reading →

Saturday, October 27, 2018

We are in Jerusalem, the Holy City. Today we focused on the sites related to the Bibical passages concerning Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem. We started with a panoramic overlook of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. This is the site of his ascension to heaven and His future second coming. You can see tombs from... Continue Reading →

Friday, October 26, 2018

Shalom, We were suppose to be in Masada but due to road closing because of water and washouts we didn’t go. Masada is where Herod the Great had his magnificent fortress palace in the desert, and the last stand of the Zealots, a Jewish revolutionary group at the time of Jesus. We started out at... Continue Reading →

Thursday, October, 25, 2018

. We left the Sea of Galilee and journeyed south down the Syrian African Rift Valley to the Dead Sea. We went to the Jordan River and discussed the ministry of John the Baptist and his relationship with Jesus.  That morning we visited a Baptismal site on the Jordan River. I was baptized in the... Continue Reading →

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We traveled to Northern Israel today. We began by traveling up to the Golan Heights. We visited a reconstructed Talmudic village of Katzrin. Here we also visited an olive producing factory that is family owned. Olea Essence makes olive oil and olive oil cosmetic products. I bought some olive oil and a few cosmetics. They... Continue Reading →

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Shalom! Started the day at Chorazin. There we saw the ruins of a typical Galilean village and Jewish religion. We then visited the Mount of the Beatitudes site of the Sermon on the Mount. Here we saw a Catholic Church where the Catholics bought the land and built the church where they believe to be... Continue Reading →

Monday, October 22, 2018

Shalom from Israel! This morning went to breakfast in the hotel. What a great buffet. They had all kinds of vegetables, breads, salads, fish, main dishes, desserts and coffee from Americano to Capacino.  All good and if you know me I love all kinds of foods. We left at 8:00 am.  Our guide is David... Continue Reading →

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