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“The high mountains are for the ibex; the rocks are a refuge for the hyrax”: A Trip to Ein Gedi and Nachal David

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi saw us exploring the area of Ein Gedi, in the wake of King David and the Book of Psalms. As many of you no doubt recall, ¬†when David – not yet king … Continue reading

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The Bible In Song

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi was different from its predecessors. Instead of concentrating on a particular book or chapter of the Bible, our band of intrepid explorers ( ūüėČ ) set off in pursuit of the many … Continue reading

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In Search of Edom

Yesterday saw the third field trip in the current Yad Ben Zvi series of Bible tours,¬†“929 on the map of Israel“, about which I have written in the past, on more than one occasion. We are now well into the … Continue reading

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The Herdsman of Tekoa

I have been wondering what would be the best subject for my last post of 2016. I had intended to present my readers with a round-up of some of the books I have been reading over the past twelve months. … Continue reading

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

So many bad things kept happening to make me postpone telling you all about last month’s “929 on the map” field trip, that our next field trip was¬†upon us, before I had time to tell you about its predecessor. So, … Continue reading

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The Things That You’re Liable To Read In The Bible

Just opposite the old Jerusalem Railway Station (now turned into a restaurant and cultural complex) is a hill known as the Bible Hill. Traditionally, this hill marks the spot from which “on the third day, Abraham lifted up his eyes … Continue reading

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My Favourite Things

Since writing my last post, not only has there been no let-up in the number of daily attacks by so-called “Palestinian” terrorists on Israeli Jews, ¬†but another victim of the Bus #78 atrocity¬†has since succumbed to his wounds. Not a … Continue reading

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