H̱of HaDeqel

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  • Day27

    Haifa to Akko to Nazareth

    February 4, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Departing Haifa, it was off to the ancient city of Akko. We first explored the Crusaders fortress, built during their 2nd second coming this land. Crossed arches was a dominant feature as we started with a cheesy but fun video, then a brief tour of various halls. The Templars Tunnel would be later, and not too claustrophobic actually. We'd also walk along old city walls, visited 2 synagogues (one still under renovation and the other a Tunisian synagogue that was closed, and the local mosque.

    There've been thoughts to excavate the site, but the difficulty lies in needed to relocate the locals living above the old city in the new city and it's very unlikely that this will happen, partly due to logistics but also the love for their home.

    Lunch was a quick stop at what was the best falafels in Akko and they didn't disappoint. They were as fresh as fresh could be, you could see the man scooping the mixture and dropping it into the hot oil. A busy operation, they have the process down.

    After lunch, we made our way to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and the nearby Church of St Joseph. The basicilia is beautiful and sits above what is believed to be Mary's home. Outside and inside walls show various depictions from countries around the world. It was really neat to see them all and how the culture of each country comes through.

    A quick stop for kanafeh dessert. I'd had some in Jordan a few years ago and was curious to try the Israeli version (or one of them). I really enjoyed the texture of the top half, but as I was too full to eat it til much later, the cheese on the bottom had cooled down and solidified.

    Our stop for the night? Tiberias, a town on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, around which we would be exploring the next day.
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  • Day3


    May 9, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    We stayed two nights at the beautiful Ron Beach Hotel located in Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. They fly many flags from around the world but most important to me was the American Flag.
    John 6:1-15 tells us that Jesus visited Tiberias and this is where Jesus multiplied a boys' five small barley loaves and two small fish to feed 5000 people! Tiberias in the inheritance of Naphtali.
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  • Day6

    Day 3 Biblelands tour

    September 16, 2019 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Day 3 Sunrise overlooking the sea of Galilee at Tiberias. Breaking of bread at the mount of Beatitudes (a Very emotional experience reading the sermon on the mount and singing a hymn about the very place we are sitting on.)
    Chorazim.. Ruins of a synagogue in a city cursed by Jesus for rejecting his message (Matt 11:20-24)
    Capernaum..the home of Jesus during his ministry and the site of many miracles. Mind blown. Boat ride on the sea of Galilee.. Again quite surreal as we cut the engine and read from the scriptures as the boat gently rocked on the water. Lunch at Ein Gev kibbutz.. Fish straight from Galilee.
    2000 year old boat found on the Galilee shores..
    Magdala.. One of only 7 1st century synagogues uncovered in Israel. A packed day. It just keeps getting better 😍
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  • Day7

    Sea of Galilee: Tiberias

    May 16, 2019 in Israel ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Something very fascinating about Israel and this region in general is the amount of historical and ancient places. The Sea of Galilee is not only a body of water but also is the place where according to christianity , Jesus performed many of his miracles, including walking on water, multiplicating the fish for feeding five thousand people.

    I went in this ocassion to Tiberias, Tabgha, Capernaum, and a place in the Jordan River where it is presumed that Jesus was baptized.

    Algo muy fascinante sobre Israel y esta región en general es la cantidad de lugares históricos y antiguos. El Mar de Galilea no es solo un cuerpo de agua, sino que también es el lugar donde según el cristianismo, Jesús realizó muchos de sus milagros, incluido caminar sobre el agua, multiplicar los peces para alimentar a cinco mil personas.

    Fui en esta ocasión a Tiberíades, Tabgha, Capernaum y un lugar en el río Jordán donde se presume que Jesús fue bautizado.
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