Monthly Archives: December 2008

Everything is still ok

It is a rainy day in Israel and everything is still ok here on the moshav.  The missile attacks from Gaza are ongoing and several areas in Beer Sheba have been hit – but there have been no deaths.  This … Continue reading

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Howdy from Sunny Arizona

Well, I have been in the US for about a week now.  I thought I would be blogging all the time because I would be bored in my hotel room.   Thankfully, that has not been the case at all.  It … Continue reading

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Recent Events – Israel (Operation in Gaza)

By this point I am sure all of our readers have heard about the current situation in southern Israel and Gaza.  It is now the third day of an Israeli operation which to this point has been an aerial assault … Continue reading

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Full cavity search aka Israeli airport security

First thing I want to mention is that 12 hour flights are very painful, especially when you can’t sleep.  Oh, but it doesn’t end at 12, 12 is only Tel-Aviv to Newark and I have another 6 from Newark to … Continue reading

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Exploring the Negev…again – Aqrabbim’s Ascent

Last weekend, we went for another hike down in the Negev Desert.  When we did the hike in the Small Makhtesh, 2 weeks ago, we made a mental note of some of the trail heads we saw.  So this past … Continue reading

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Big News

Well, it’s not really big news at all, since most of you know already.  However, I did not want to announce it to the Internet until it’s official.  Now, it’s official as it gets, I am coming to the good … Continue reading

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The Ramparts Walk at Night

Thursday evening Rita and I invited a few friends (Kevin and Elodie) to join us in Jerusalem.  There is a special event going on in the city called Hamshushalaim and one of the features is that the Ramparts Walk is … Continue reading

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Exploring the Negev Desert

This past weekend, we finally went for your first “real” hike in Israel.  The kind of hike when you are excited to see the car on the way back and your legs feel like they did some work.  We followed … Continue reading

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Mahane Yehuda Market

This Friday, we happened to be close to Jerusalem, so we decided to check out the Jerusalem outdoor market called, Mahane Yehuda.  The market is located between Yaffo and Agrippas and stretches through a whole neighborhood.  Anyone you ask will … Continue reading

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A short getaway to the North of Israel – Day 2

For day 2 we had planned on a tough hike in the Golan Heights but we were unprepared and didn’t have a specific route in mind.  We decided to explore the Golan by car and stop if we found a … Continue reading

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