{Israel} Day 11: The Garden Tomb, Christian Quarter, Israel Museum, & 9/11 Memorial

{Israel} Day 11: The Garden Tomb, Christian Quarter, Israel Museum, & 9/11 Memorial

Our final day in Israel started early in the morning with breakfast and packing our bags for the trip home. We then met and walked the short distance from our hotel to The Garden Tomb. Originally it was believed that the place of the tomb was in the spot that is now enshrined in the [...]

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

{Israel} Day 10: Ammunition Hill National Memorial, Good Samaritan Mosaic Museum, Genesis Land, & Qumran National Park

We began our day visiting the national memorial of Ammunition Hill. After Israel had declared their independence, the city of Jerusalem still remained a divided city with a large wall separating the people. Families were divided across the wall and the space between East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem was a no-man’s land of unrest and [...]

{Israel} Day 9: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Knesset Building, Theodor Herzl Museum, & Holocaust History Museum

{Israel} Day 9: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Knesset Building, Theodor Herzl Museum, & Holocaust History Museum

We began the day with a trip to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where a diplomat for the North America division met with us and talked with us about his job in working with and building relationships with North America. To have such a rare opportunity with someone at that level of government was amazing [...]

{Israel} Day 8: Old Tel Aviv, Museum of the Jewish People, Carmel Market, & Bullet Factory Historic Site

{Israel} Day 8: Old Tel Aviv, Museum of the Jewish People, Carmel Market, & Bullet Factory Historic Site

We left the old, historic city of Jerusalem and headed out on a day trip to the lively metropolitan city of Tel Aviv. We started our visit with a walk around the old part of the city that has become an collection of artists' homes and galleries. The small paths through the city are adorned [...]

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Chruch of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

{Israel} Day 7: Mount of Olives, Chruch of All Nations, Western Wall, City of David National Park

Today we began with seeing Jerusalem from the top of the Mount of Olives and then making our way down what is known as the Palm Sunday Path towards the city. This route commemorates the path that Jesus took into Jerusalem when palm branches were laid down for him before his arrest and then crucifixion. [...]