Category: Israel

Shalom! Gethsemane

Gethsemane

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. On our first morning in Jerusalem, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane, one of the scared places dearest to Christians.  The word “Gethsemane” originates from the Hebrew expression Gat Shemen, which means “olive press”.  The Garden of Gethsemane is

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Shalom! Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. Departed from Masada, we have finally arrived at Jerusalem, the place of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus, the City of Peace, our last stop of our Israel, Holy Land visit. I felt excited and emotional as I anticipated

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Shalom! Qumran, Dead Sea Scroll

Qumran

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out  Shalom! Israel We left Galilee and started our journey to the Dead Sea.  Our first stop at Dead Sea was to Qumran National Park.  Qumran is located west of the Kaliah-Sedom road on the north-western shore of the Dead Sea.  It

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Shalom! En Gedi

Israel En Gedi

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out  Shalom! Israel After Qumran, our next stop was to En Gedi Nature Reserve, located on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert, on the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, approximately 400 metres below sea level. Two

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Edge (Masada)

Masada

This week’s photo challenge is Edge. These pictures were taken at Masada.  Masada is located on the eastern fringe of the Judean Desert near the shore of the the Dead Sea.  Masada was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. The last bastion of Jewish freedom fighters fought against the Romans at Masada.

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