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Israel Trip Day 8 - March 19, 2018



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March 19, 2018 - Day 8

Day Eight - a most exciting, adventurous agenda with non-stop sights and action!!!

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We started our day with a visit to the Ahava factory outlet where many of their mineral-rich products are bottled and packaged.

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Then on to Masada, King Herod's 2,000-year old palace built after the fall of the 2nd Temple.

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A cable-car ride to the top of the mountain (for most of us; 7 brave and physically-fit

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members of our group, including Rabbi Ben, made the arduous climb!) revealed an amazing labyrinth of storage rooms, bath houses and even a synogogue!

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This UNESCO World Heritage Site also served as a refuge and fortress for the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Romans.

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Next we made our way to the Dead Sea where we floated together, arms linked, laughing and shouting like children!!!

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We capped off our day with a visit to Genesis Land,

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riding camels to a Bedouin tent where we were served a lavish meal by our gracious host "Abraham".

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Whew! Many thanks to our knowledgable guide B.G. and our driver Abed for another fantastic day!


(Nancy Laster and Sydney Goltz)