Monthly Archives: April 2010

A Link to the Past

You shall put these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall tie them for a sign upon your arm, and they shall be as totafot between your eyes.  – Deuteronomy 11:18 Today I went … Continue reading

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K. Marx in the Desert

This past weekend, a group of us went to the Arava Institute, an environmental school, located on Kibbutz Ketura in the very south of Israel in the Negev Desert.  While the lectures at the Institute were decent, the main attraction … Continue reading

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Greeks, Geeks, and Ethiopians

So this is sort of a photo dump of several small trips over the last week.  In the first, out class took a group excursion to the Greek Orthodox compound.  Everyone in Jerusalem has a “compound” or a “colony,” and … Continue reading

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Israeli Shore > Jersey Shore

As the final day in the north, we descended into the famed Sea of Galilee region to the town of Tiberias.  This city is important to both Judaism and Christianity; the Talmud was compiled here and Maimonides’ tomb resides here, … Continue reading

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Watership Down

After an enjoyable evening in our mountain cabins, we went to the place that was the impetuous for this entire trip, the Banias Nature Preserve.  Described as “one of the most stunning parts of the entire country, “along side the … Continue reading

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Nimrod

The Golan Heights have been “disputed territory,” according to the UN and most of the world, since Israel’s capture of them after being attacked by Egypt, Iraq, and Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967.  This war was a defining … Continue reading

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Caravan to Baghdad…

…or at least to an Iraqi restaurant.  Highly recommended to us by an Israeli, a small group of explored this small hole-in-the-wall on the northwestern side of the shuq (or shuk), the giant open-air market.

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