Day One

I joined the Beth Jacob congregational trip to Israel in June. The idea was to follow the books of Tanach (the bible) from the time that the Israelites entered the land of Israel in the book of Joshua and then trace the history through the books of Judges, Samuel, Kings, visiting the sites referenced in the books. We had a brilliant woman as our guide and she make every minute a ball — despite the temperatures.

I’ll be adding photos this week so I can share our experience with you.

There is a tourist attraction called Mini Israel. It is just that, a little replica of some of Israel’s most important sites. Funny as this sounds, we went there first!

It was already late in the day and we headed into Jerusalem, stopped at the Kotel (the Western Wall) before heading to our hotel.

The Western Wall - Men's section