Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem rejected an appeal Monday by a Netanya woman fined NIS 500 ($140) per day for refusing to circumcise her son, as is required by Jewish law (halacha).
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Mister David Sheard, of Stoughton, follows in their footsteps as the original 'camel whisperer' who is so beloved of camels that they even start to look like him.
So to you, Abdul, I say: I offered you the kiss of friendship, and you tried to bite my nose. May your fleas multiply and be as numerous as the sand on the sea shore.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
My good camera went kaput in the Garden of Gethsemane so I'm taking all my pics with my phone now. Also compressing picture resolution for the blog. Technology. We've had internet problems the last couple of days, too.
Anyway, the 'Treasury,' as the main carved cliff face is called, is just superb. Tim took this shot of me; all the shots of him are on his phone, otherwise you'd be seeing him.
I'd give you more info on this amazing structure but the brochure I grabbed is in Italian. No word in there I recognize. Guess Petra isn't known for pizza and evidently doesn't have a mafia problem. I wish I knew the Italian word for 'camel.'
|The hills of Petra behind the modern city|
|Looking towards Jericho from Mount Nebo|
Friday, November 15, 2013
|Artemis and her consort, he who shall be named 'Dave'|
|The Temple of Artemis (Diana)|
|From right to left: Artemis' consort and his buddy, Tim|
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Holy of holies in the Temple|
|The inside door of the Garden Tomb|
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|The Siloam Inscription found in the Tunnel|
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
|I sure love the panorama setting. See the little cave in the bottom middle?|
Sunday, November 10, 2013
At the western wall the men and women prayed separately, a very powerful experience. Reformed Jews are working hard to get women shared access.
While waiting, a Jewish woman 'witnessed' to some in our group about the importance of keeping the ten commandments.
One of the ladies in our tour is a delightful woman who is severely crippled and wheelchair bound. It's been a God thing that we are here because most others in the group would not been able to help her get around Jerusalem. So our group, especially Wayne and Tim, have done the lion's share of carrying her through the rough cobbled streets and many narrow stairs. Harry (in the photo with Tim), our tour leader, and I, alternated between carrying her and walking in front through the narrow, crowded alleys, like Moses parting the Red Sea.
Pictured: we look at the join of the western and southern walls and the pile of rubble from Titus' destruction in A.D. 70.