The Spring 2000 Temple Beth Am Israel trip
Led by our Rabbi, Jonathan Singer, our tour guide,
Zvi Levran, our incomparable bus driver Motti, we traveled around the
countryside of Israel for two weeks! This page describes the trip
from a chronological and geographical point of view. There are also
Note that some of the information falls into more than one category.
For example Charyl
Kay & Barry's play, set in Roman times, is about both religion
we met and the people we are.
A lot of the discussions we had were political (or financial) in nature,
hence the politics
and money page.
flowers and animals page.
Judith is especially interested in geology and rocks, while I am interested
in geography. So, there is the landforms
In Israel, the national sport is archeology, and a lot of the interesting
things we saw are archeological in nature, and they are listed on the archeology
Israel is a Jewish State. However, Christianity and Islam also call
it home, so there is a religion
page; which is divided into an Orthodox
Judaism section, a Progressive
Judaism section, a Christian
section and a Moslem
Judith is a professional artist (someday, I will create some web pages
for her) and so there are
some works of art.
The Museum of the Diaspora (28-Mar)
As we left Tel Aviv going north, Judith wrote in my notebook "Being
in Israel is such an awesome experience that I am enthralled, and have
a lump in my throat because of the feeling of being in this holy land.
The reason why this quote is noteworthy is that throughout our preparations,
Judith was scared of flying across water, was afraid Something Awful would
happen to us, felt it would cost too much, etc., etc.
Caesarea was King Herod's major sea port and a
large Roman theater.
We ate lunch in the
Druze village of Isfiya.
Kibbutz Kfar Blum
See also the sculpture
at Kfar Blum.
guest house where we stayed which was terrific.
Kibbutz Mosha 'av and the Lebanese border
The Golan Heights and the border with Syria
Chagall Windows at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem.
Yad Vashem. After Yad Vashem, we went
to the town of Efrata.
The Whol Museum of Archeology.
The tunnel at the base of
to the Spring of Gihon and Wilson's shaft, or how did David take Jersusalem,
Things we did well and things we should do better next time.
|What we did well
||What wasn't so good
||Going to Tel Aviv via Los Angeles (we should have gone to Copenhagen
or Zurich). The Spanish inquisition never discovered commercial jet
aircraft, for some reason