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United Church of Christ: A Stillspeaking Journey Through the Holy Land

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January 9th   One of the surprises in Jordan was that we had an extra person on our bus, a tourist service police officer. Mo said that they have been trying to do this but that the buses they are on are totally random. So some tourists get them and some don’t. The entrance to…

January 8, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today we left Tel Aviv and arrived in Eilat where we crossed the border into Jordan. In Tel Aviv several of us had our suitcases searched. Poor Jean had hers totally apart, she had placed all her purchases on the bottom but we all made it…

January 6, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today was bittersweet. It was a great day but also hard because we had to say goodbye to our guides and our driver here in Israel when we arrived in Tel Aviv. Tomorrow we head to Jordan. They were truly outstanding. We began our day by…

January 5, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… We woke up to rain this morning which meant that we unfortunately couldn’t hike the trail to the Banias waterfall but we did see the location and the openings there. Afterward we went to a winery and had a tour and tasting of their wines. Across…

January 4, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today was kind of a sad day, we said good-bye to Jerusalem as we headed towards Jericho and the Sea of Galilea. We started the day by catching up on a site we had missed-the Mount of Olives. The view from there of Jerusalem is just…

January 3, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today we went started the day by driving into one of the Jewish settlements in and around Bethlehem. There we met with Bob who believes strongly that by doing the settlements that the Israeli’s are helping to bring about peace. Then we traveled into Bethlehem. Again…

January 2, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today was chilly and rainy so when we got to Yad Vasham the Holocaust Museum we couldn’t see much of the scenery but we collected our headphones and had time to wander through the museum.  There one of the things that struck me was the reality…

January 1, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… On Monday it started off cloudy and overcast and eventually became chilly and rainy.  We traveled to Ramallah where we saw the wall that was built around the city provide security according to the Israeli understanding.  There we left the bus to walk through the area…

December 31, 2017

This post was brought to you by Carol H… On Sunday we began the day by entering Dung Gate and looking down on the Western Wall as we sent through security to visit the Dome of the Rock and Al Asqa Mosque.  There is only one entrance for non-Muslims.  We met our one guide inside since…