The Regions of Israel

Most people who have never been to Israel think that Israel is mostly a desert. What comes to mind is dust and dirt, sweltering and penetrating sun, and rocks, sand, and stones everywhere.  What is not known about this small country about the size of New Jersey is...

“Apollo” Found in Gaza

Gaza often makes the news!  Regrettably, it is usually for the wrong things.  It is the terrorist group, Hamas, who controls the Gaza Strip. They rule over about 1.8 million Palestinians.  Politically, Gaza is associated with terror. Located between the Israel border...

Jerusalem Marathon

It is so good to see Israel expanding the opportunities for runners.  Over the past few years, races have been created, at various lengths and for people of various abilities.  Being a runner myself, I am looking forward to running in the Jerusalem Marathon in 2015.  ...

Jerusalem of Old

Jerusalem goes back to the days of the Bible. Today’s archaeological explorations in the City of David has uncovered a lot from these early days. Ever since the days (back in the 80s) when I excavated there myself, to each time I return with groups there,...

Water – a Precious Commodity in Israel

Water is a precious commodity in Israel.  When it rains, it is viewed as a blessing from God.  While most of Israel’s rains (and snows, especially this year) fall primarily between the months of December through April (sometimes only from January through March),...