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Did You Know There’s a National Dictionary Day?

        It must be true, I heard it on the radio yesterday. National Dictionary Day. Who besides me would celebrate their dictionary? Maybe I’m not the only one after all! Here’s a post from August 16, 2016, to prove I could legitimately be a member of the dictionary celebraters anonymous. “Don’t you […]

Archaeology: The Shiloh Dig 2017 and Hand-Washing 101

15_SATURDAY, SABBATH, A DAY OF REST   I did hand washing in our room.   Eventually, wherever you are, mundane necessities of life show up. Hand washing 101 happened on this trip. Parents taught their offspring to dip, squeeze, dip, squeeze in soapy water. Then repeat in a basin/sink of fresh water: dip-squeeze, dip-squeeze. Then […]

The Hill of Evil Counsel

  After getting a glimpse of the Hinnom Valley, Yaron took us up on the Hill of Evil Counsel, a ridge-like hill across the Hinnom Valley to the south of Old Jerusalem. We drove along the summit/ridge from west to east past the offices of the United Nations Then past a lush green park until […]

  • September 14, 2017
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Jerusalem Places of Intrigue

I asked Yaron Sachs to take us to a view of the Hinnom Valley. He obliged by taking us down and down from our hotel west of the Old City to the south, southeast. Getting there, I recognized some areas we had seen on the taxi ride home on the first Friday when we exited […]