wanderlust

After a 2 week vacation in Israel, I am finally back and settled, feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. I spent 10 days traveling through the country, adventuring through 6 different cities discovering more about myself and my Jewish heritage than I had in the past 25 years of life in the US. The country, and the experience I had there, was far more than I could ever have imagined. The land of Israel is so rich in religious importance, history and natural resources, that every day brought on a new theme or inspired a new thought.

The activities that we participated in were both mentally, physically and emotionally challenging. Rafting the Jordan, climbing Mt. Masada, visiting Biblical sites are just a few of the trips highlights. Words or pictures could never do the trip justice, but I tried to include a little bit of everything to give you an idea of what I was fortunate enough to experience.

Hiking

Hiking filled most of our mornings, here our first day was spent walking along a creek in the desert plains of the Golan Heights

Hiking 2

The reward at the end of our first hike 🙂

Hiking 3

Accomplishment

Hiking 4

One of many magnificent waterfalls

Tzfat

Atop the holy city of Tzfat, birthplace of Kaballah

Sidestreet

A secret alley filled with goodies

Synagogue chandelier

Synagogue chandelier

Art

A turquoise sculpture

Glita

ice cream & frozen drinks were a fave of the trip

Shuk in downtown Jerusalem

fresh produce at the Shuk in downtown Jerusalem

Falafel

Falafel isn’t just for tourists

Grafitti

Grafitti in Jerusalem

My friend Alex and I shopping for Shabbat

My friend Alex and I shopping for Shabbat

Hezekiah's underground waterways

Hezekiah’s underground waterways

Shabbat at the Western Wall

Shabbat at the Western Wall

Pedestrian bridge in Jerusalem

Pedestrian bridge in Jerusalem

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea

Masada at sunrise

Masada at sunrise

Soaking it in

Soaking it all in

The Negev

The Negev

Sunset camel ride

Sunset camel ride

Our Bedouin Host for the evening

Our Bedouin Host for the evening

Fireside drum circle under the stars

Fireside drum circle under the stars

Tiberius

Tiberius

Seaside charm

Seaside charm

Flower boxes

Flower boxes

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