My Hotel Bathroom with a View

It’s not often I get excited about hotel bathrooms. ¬†Granted, when I arrive at a hotel in Israel, there is always a nice assortment of soaps, shampoos, and lotions decoratively displayed on the countertop. I particularly enjoy it when there is a white bathrobe,...

Being Thankful for Israel

Many times I’ve been in Israel a week or two prior to Thanksgiving, but this last time took on special meaning. Leading a smaller group this time around for two weeks through Jordan first and then Israel was equally significant. Perhaps it was the stark contrast...

Israel/Jordan Tour – Nov, 2012 – Day 14

What a great day of exploring Jerusalem! We all ventured into the Old City this morning. Some of the sites and experiences we encountered included the Upper Room, Oscar Shindler’s tomb, a climb up the Lutheran Church tower in the Christian Quarter, a walk along...

Israel/Jordan Tour, Nov, 2012 – Day 13

Another bright and sunny morning greeted us as we left for the Temple Mount at 7 a.m. Unfortunately, due to a Muslim holiday, it was closed. On the good side of things, this allowed us to visit the City of David excavations and walk through Warren’s Shaft and...

Israel/Jordan Tour – Nov, 2012 – Day 12

Once again, a nice sunrise was enjoyed over the Mt. of Olives as we departed at 7:30 this morning after breakfast. Our first stop was the Western Wall. We spent about 30 minutes at the Wall. From here we walked about 400 yards along the western wall as it extends...