Archive | Israel Trip 2012

Dead Sea visit / Polar Bear Swim

Since we were already down here in the south, we figured we may as well visit the Dead Sea! We learned that the Dead Sea is retreating/evaporating due to the diversion of its source waters to irrigation and drinking water by 6 inches a month or 6 feet a year. So of course we had […]

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Masada in the south

We’ve been very lucky with scheduling this trip. So lucky, in fact, that we came down to the southern portion of Israel to see Masada and the Dead Sea on one of only 2-3 days a year that it rains in the southern desert. We had a relaxing ride down with a ‘story hour’ by […]

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A Very Emotional Day Filled with “Yad’s”

Hands can hurt, help and heal. Today, TBS Israel Tiyul 2012 spent an emotionally exhausting day with many “yad’s.” First, we went to Yad Lakashish, Lifeline for the Old. This organization turns 50 this year. For 50 years, Yad Lakashish provides a job and sense of self sufficiency for over 300 seniors living in Jerusalem. […]

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Yad Lkashish & Yad Vashem

This Morning we eased back into our tour with a proper Israeli hotel breakfast and into the bus by 8:40. Our first stop was Yad L’kashish – “Lifeline for the Aged”. This is a support center for seniors and disabled Israelis who need more income and/or something to keep them busy and in a community […]

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First day of touring – the Old City

After a wonderful Israeli breakfast at the hotel, our first stop is at the Dung Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem. Our guide Mike gave us a brief run down of the history of this particular gate, then we moved on to the Western Wall plaza. Rabbi Cohen led all of us in a […]

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