Benvingut a Barcelona

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Benvingut a Barcelona

Elsewhere in Spain, “Welcome” would translate to “Bienvenido”, not “Benvingut”, but Catalonia has it own language. That little glimpse into language also gives you a clue to the not so recent move towards Independence. A strong symbol of independence is its flag and it can be seen in windows, on balconies and even draped around […]

The Colors of Pesach

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The Colors of Pesach

 

Approaching The Land Of Milk And Honey

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Approaching The Land Of Milk And Honey

This wry metalwork of an angler sets the stage for the next segment of our time in Israel: we are entering Caparnaum on the northern arc of the Sea of Galilee. The truest fisherman was one who angled for men. This is thought to be the site where Jesus called Peter and his brother Andrew […]

Beit She’an

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Foreign Travel | 5 Comments
Beit She’an

This day a major destination was Beit She’an. Urged by friends to include this National Park as we made our way from Jerusalem to the Sea of Galilea, the draw of it is is as one of the few nearly complete tracings of a major city built by conquers from Rome and Constantinople. But what […]

Life Below Sea Level

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Foreign Travel | No Comments
Life Below Sea Level

Can you picture yourself doing this? Nah, me neither especially at 98 degrees. This sign is somewhat of an understated point of historical interest. In the early 1900s ¬†archeology was still a fledgling new science. Members of the Palestine Exploration Fund or P.E.F. as this British group is known as, marked the former heights of […]