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Trip to Nazareth: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #7

I’m not sure if this post was never posted or if i got removed, but here it is, out of order. This was my trip to Nazareth.

We visited some Cathedrals in Nazareth and then also had time for some delicious falafel. Yum. This trip was on Tuesday the 23rd of July


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Golan and the Galilee: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #8

A week ago today I went on a tour of Arbel, the Hermon Stream at the Banias, and another peak in Northeastern Israel. Here are the pictures! It was a very enjoyable time. We did pass a minefield on the way as well.


Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Trip to Jerusalem: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #6

Make sure to scroll over the images to view captions on some of them, or better yet, click on them to see them much bigger and scroll through! These photos were taken about a week ago on the 19th.


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Atlit Detainee Camp: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #5

This past Tuesday I visited the Atlit detainee camp. Here is a wikipedia ink to learn more about it. It was used before the creation of the modern state of Israel to detain those who illegally immigrated into the British-controlled Palestine.

Below are the pictures from my experience!


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Church: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #4

Yesterday being Sunday, I spent about 1 1/2 hours finding what buses I needed to ride and routes to take there and back to get to a Baptist Church. I had already emailed the pastor of Haifa Baptist Church, Philip Sa’ad, and I knew where to go and when the service times were. So at 6:30 in the evening I went to their service. Sunday is a work day in Israel (or a school day for me), so the services are in the evening. There were probably 25 of us all there, Pastor Sa’ad said that there were many who were absent.

Haifa Baptist Church is an Arabic-Speaking Church, though many know Hebrew and English as well. While Pastor Sa’ad spoke in Arabic, His wife translated to English for me. There was music in Arabic, and special prayers for a lady in the church who is getting married, and the Pastor’s daughter, who is traveling to America.

The church was very welcoming and happy to see me, and I will be returning to their services again. What I find interesting, is that because of the time difference, the evening service starts at the same time as the Morning Service on Sunday in my church at home in Wisconsin and at college in North Dakota.

Today was a big study day, as others have been, and so I don’t have a lot of pictures or information to give you! However, there are more places I’ll be visiting this week, so keep on the lookout.


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A long walk: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #3

Below are many pictures from the 11 mile walk I took on Thursday. Being that I walked all the way down and all the way back up Mount Carmel, it took about 3 1/2 hours. I was very thirsty, and enjoyed a smoothie at the “Juice Bar” pictured, at Carmel Center.


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Day #2 of Class: Summer 2013 Ulpan Update #2

All these pictures are in fact from the Haifa tour yesterday. I will take pictures of class soon, but I want to get to know people a little better before I start pointing the camera in everyone’s face. 🙂

Below are pictures taken on the bus

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First stop: The observation area of the Baha’i Gardens.


Walking to the gardens


View from the gardens

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Bahai gardens and shrine. It is impossible to capture on camera how long and steep this actually is.

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Ship in the Bay of Haifa

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Walking to the market

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One thing cheaper in Israel than the US: Fresh fruit and vegetables.



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According to Tomer, our college tour guide, this is the best falafel in Israel.


But here’s the best part: Israeli candy.

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It’s all made with honey, and very delicious.


Final stop: looking up at the Baha’i Gardens from below.

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Bonus: After the break is a gallery of a few more pictures from my flight and the Airport in Rome.

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