We started our trip on Mt. Gerizim where the Samaritan’s claim their holy place to be. In case you don’t remember, in Biblical times the Jews and Samaritans didn’t get along very well due to their differing beliefs. The Jews consider Jerusalem their Holy Site and the Samaritans this mount. Today there isn’t so much of a conflict between the two; however, the Samaritans are the only “Jews” that still sacrifice animals on the Passover.
|Mt. Gerizim and Shechem|
|An Israeli Officer|
|Some Wild Life|
|A Layout of our view from this spot|
|One of Many Olive Trees|
|A Description of What Was Behind Our Group|
|An Almond Tree In Shiloh|
|Path Leading to Shiloh|
|Where the Israelites would Gather to Look Upon the Sacrifice and Break Their Dishes After Eating. There are many pot shards here.|
Two Hotel Pictures
|This was in the entry way of our first hotel in Ariel. A suicide bomber triggered his bomb to explode here.|
|This is looking out over Nazareth from our hotel window the second night.|
We are feeling good, a little sore, but really pumped to be here! Everyday just gets better and better. I already want to come back in two years!
We got to skype our girls today! It was really great to see them :)
Until I write again,