IsraelTrip 2006

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Day 1 Old Tel Aviv and Yafo

Day 2 Caesaria, Haifa and Acco

Day 3 Kineret Dan Golan Sfat

Day 4 Mt Gilboa Beit Alpha and Jerusalem

Day 5 Jerusalem and Old City

Day 6 Hartman Institute Yad Vashem Mt Herzl

Day 7 Qumran Ein Gedi Dead Sea

Day 8 Masada Wilderness Tabernacle

Day 9 Davidson Center Burnt House and Eclipse

Day 10 Supreme court, Ben Yahuda, Mini Israel

Wednesday

Chaim's notes

Wednesday, Davidson Center Burnt House and Eclipse

Davidson Center Excavations


Davidson Center , Digging down to 31 BCE and before


We are a serious bunch


Archaeology, a work in progress


What does the tree think of this?


The Robinson arch, which used to be just above the rubble layer, a remnant of a passage to the Temple mount. Robinson's Arch is named after the discoverer who noted the significance of the arch. A staircase built by Herod led up from the Tyropoeon Valley (just west of the Ophel - City of David) to this arch and gate to the temple mount.


The floor level of the Herodian Concouse next to the Temple Mount.Notice the cave in where the stones hurled by the Romans crashed to the floor. Notice the niches on the left where the sellers of shekels and sacraficial animals set up shop.


Corner of the Temple Mount, Heroidan blocks had fluting on the edges of the huge stones


A section of the parapet around the top of the temple mount. From this place the rams horn would sound the signal that Shabbat was beginning. In modern day Israel there are sirens that announce the beginning and end of Shabbat


A Merchants Niche


Steps leading up to the south entrance

The Burnt House


The Burnt House, the house of the Katros priestly family which was mentioned in the Talmud. The house was destroyed in 70AD when Jerusalem fell to the Romans


Basement of the Burnt House, a typical 21st century Multimedia presentation given here.

Lunch and Eclipse


Bagels in Jerusalem


Observing the Eclipse


Felafel Time


Felafel and Eclipse


Laying Tephilin during an Eclipse


Clouds provide a convenient screen to observe the Eclipse


Don't look at the sun?


Pray for Peace at the Wall


Women are separated


But not completely


Flag waving


Frendly Israeli Soldiers






Clouds over Jerusalem

Western Wall Tunnel


Tunnels and arches


Arches next to Wall


Braces under Arab Quarter


Herodian Cistern

Via Dolorosa (or is it Delicious)


Carrying a Cross down the Via Dolorosa


Glad that crowd is out of the way


Back in Christian Quarter


The Internet meets medieval times


Spices


Meat and Fish


And Candy


Montefiore Windmill


The Separation Wall

Thursday, Supreme court, Ben Yehuda, Mini Israel, SHALOM L'HITRAOT

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