Ramat H̱adar

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  • Day25

    Haifa, Israel

    December 7, 2016 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Israel! - The holy country.. Didn't feel such, but - who cares. It was interesting to be there anyway!

    I had a very nice "kind of a gyros" for lunch.. Afterwards, trolling around town I got a similar feeling like in Southafrica - somehow insecure, but very alive!

  • Day14


    October 20, 2017 in Israel ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Today we drove north of Tel Aviv to the city of Haifa at the foot of the Carmel Mountains. On the way we stopped at the small village of Zichron Ya'acov where we visited the Aaronsohn Family Home & N.I.L.I. Museum. We learnt all about the sacrifice this family made to provide intelligence to the British forces on Turkish movements from 1915-1917.
    The acronym N.I.L.I. stands for "Netzah Israel Lo leshaker" - "the Eternity of Israel will not lie", taken from 1 Samuel 15:29. It was essentially the first Jewish underground.
    The goals of N.I.L.I. were:
    ▪To assist the British army in winning the war against the Turks by collecting intelligence material
    ▪To support the Jewish community in Eretz Israel who suffered from famine & disease
    ▪To draw the attention of the outside world to the situation in the country
    ▪To further the Zionist dream of a National Homeland
    Due to the assistance of N.I.L.I. spy ring, the British (& allied forces) succeeded in conquering Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, & this accelerated the end of the war in the entire region.
    At the port city of Haifa we stopped for a wreath laying ceremony at a small cemetary where 19 members of the 4th LH Regiment are resting in peace after fighting in the battle of Semakh on 25th September 1915.
    The drive back to Tel Aviv was 1.5 hours on the coast road & many wonderful landmarks were pointed out along the way. Once we arrived back at the hotel we went for a walk along the beach to the old port of Jaffa & explored her hidden pathways & history.
    Another great day done & dusted.
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  • Day4


    January 17, 2016 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C


    Der vierte Tag unserer Reise begann mit einer Busfahrt nach Haifa über Tiberias. Dort besichtigten wir zuerst einen Teil des Baha'i Heiligtums, die hängenden Gärten um den Schrein des Babs.

    Danach wurde es Zeit, zum Leo Baeck Education Center zu fahren. Dort hatten wir nach einem Rundgang durch die Schule die Gelegenheit, uns mit zwei Juden mit Darmstädter Wurzeln im Memorial Room zu unterhalten und Fragen zu stellen.

    Anschließenden durften wir dem Konzert der Big Band und des haifanischen Schulorchesters lauschen. Daraufhin wurden mit viel Lachen Schals der jeweiligen Sportclubs ausgetauscht.

    Als wir mit den Schülern aus Haifa und der Big Band gemeinsam Pizza gegessen haben, konnten wir uns sehr intensiv mit den Schülern des Education Centers austauschen.

    Hinterher wollten wir die Kirche Stella Maris der Karmeliter besuchen, konnten sie aber, da sie noch geschlossen war, nur von außen bewundern.

    VerkuendigungskircheIm weiteren Tagesverlauf fuhren wir nach Nazareth und besichtigten die Verkündigungs- und die Josephskirche. In der Verkündigungskirche soll Maria laut Legende die Schwangerschaft verkündigt worden sein.

    Auf der Rückfahrt machten wir einen kurzen Photostopp, um den Berg der Verklärung, den Tabor, photographisch festzuhalten und unser Reiseleiter Gidi (Gideon) spendierte uns eine süße Nachspeise. Nach diesem ereignisreichen Tag, ließen wir die Zeit am Jam Kinneret (See Genezareth) mit einer Abschlussrunde in der Kapelle im Pilgerhaus ausklingen.
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  • Day7

    Haifa, Baha'i temple

    December 3, 2015 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    One really good thing to see in Haifa, is the Baha'i temple.
    It's a bit of a hike up on the hillside on the edge of town,but it is a really beautiful place, with fantastic views over the town.
    I'm not at all religious, but the feeling of relaxed calm in the place was wonderful.

  • Day7

    Haifa, Israel Rccl warning !!

    December 3, 2015 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Well it's Haifa, Israel today, and we all received a letter in our cabins warning us of the dangers of travelling around Israel.
    Recommending that we don't travel down this road and that road, for fear of attacks.
    Funny thing is that all their tours from the ship are all going ahead.
    Maybe RCI have special dispensation from the terrorists?
    But my typically cynical view is that they are trying to scare passengers in to not doing private tours and booking the ship's tours.
    It was the same a couple of years ago when we visited Haifa, and had the same kind of warning from the cruise line.
    But Sheila and I along with Ken and Denise, jumped on the local bus service to Bethlehem, I think the cost was about £2 return as opposed to the ship's price of about $150.
    So go figure!
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