I hadn't yet done of the main tourist packages in Israel--exploring the area around the Dead Sea. This had been on my 'to go' list for quite some time, so after this last Sunday, I decided to hit the road again. First things first, I also wanted to visit Bethlehem and Jericho. So, after Sunday, … Continue reading The Dead Sea
The day after I finished my last post, I happened to be in the New City in the evening, and on my way back to the Yeshiva, a lady with a baby solicited me for money. I have become extremely reticent to give anyone anything in Jerusalem, and I am absolutely sick and tired of … Continue reading …and I’m STILL in Jerusalem!
Hello, All! I apologize again on not giving you pictures. The basic story is that I couldn't find an adapter for my memory card and the computer I was using didn't have a reader, it basically runs Chrome and Counter-Strike, and that's it. So this week, you will have a very long slideshow. This week's … Continue reading Jerusalem, cont.
Greetings from Jerusalem! Truly, this city is like no other I have ever been to. The most sacred sites of Judaism and Christianity, as well as the third most sacred site in Islam, are located within walking distance of each other. I am fairly certain that every sect of the above three religions has some presence … Continue reading Life in the Old City
Greetings, all! I am at last in a coffee shop, with access to a computer and wifi at the same time, and this time, I do have an SD card reader, so there will be pictures. As I haven't updated for a while, I will try to put in several sets of pictures for your … Continue reading Victory on the Shvil
Hello, all! You, my enthusiastic audience, are most probably surprised to hear from me so soon, a fortuitous event which I will relate at the end of this post. After leaving the internet cafe, I spontaneously joined a prayer vigil to the Virgin Mary--I was in Nazareth, after all, and the Church of the Annunciation. … Continue reading Jews, Arabs, and Atheists
Hello, all! I hope this post finds you continuing to read about my adventures! I FINALLY found a gaming computer store which has an attic where high-schoolers kill each other at first-person shooters and yell in Arabic and Hebrew while the proprietor makes lucid comments in several Semitic languages whilst a steady stream of smoke … Continue reading Greetings from the Holy Land