Tour Rewind: Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Southern Steps, City of David

Replica of what Temple Mount looked like in Jesus' day (This view is from the southeastern corner.) Once in Jerusalem, the pace picks up and there is much more walking and less bus time. The city and the sites are much more crowded, and the skills of bus drivers in traffic are put to the …

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A Day in Jerusalem

Shalom from the City of God! (I love saying that!) After entering Jerusalem last night, we spent our first day touring there today. Time after time we see the Lord's blessing and favor (though we are all so unworthy of such!) Israel is packed with tourists, yet often the Lord has given us a favorable …

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Israel Facing Worst Drought in Almost 100 Years

Israel is entering the 6th year of a major drought, with no relief in sight.  As a result, the Sea of Galilee, Israel's primary source of water, is approaching a 100-year low.  In fact the water level is dangerously close to the level in which intake pipes of water pumps will be above the water …

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A New Experience!

Shabbat Shalom! Shabbat is the Jewish sabbath and it begins every Friday at sundown.  The city (and most others in Israel) almost totally shut down mid-afternoon to prepare for shabbat dinner and to attend synagogue at sundown.  Today, we experienced both synagogue and shabbat dinner together!  What a glorious ending to a great day! I'll …

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