Into The Desert – Qumran

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Foreign Travel | One Comment
Into The Desert – Qumran

If the name in the title sounds familiar, it should be – Qumran is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Some 22-28 centuries passed before they again saw the light of day.¬†It is about as inhospitable as any place we’ve seen so far in the desert. In late 1946 or early 1947 a couple […]

In The Desert – Bedouin

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Foreign Travel | 4 Comments
In The Desert – Bedouin

For me the Bedouin had only existed as something given life by the big screen. Lawrence of Arabia perhaps was once a reality but today’s Bedouins live in the here and now – albeit still nomads. Home is on the open range, completely temporary and mostly portable. They do have concessions to the modern world […]

Setting Foot In Open Country

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Foreign Travel | One Comment
Setting Foot In Open Country

No more Pokemon Go stories, we are back in real history and for a little while have left Jerusalem behind. Hardly the way it was 2000 years ago, the Inn of the Good Samaritan is now a museum for regional mosaics and a simple outdoor church at which¬†pilgrims can visit and worship. History has it […]