Touring Israel
December 23, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This is the second day of Hanukah, a Jewish celebration that goes on for eight days.

Today we began a two-day tour of northern Israel and the Golan Heights. We went from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv to join our tour group, which consisted of seven tourists and our guide Menachem.

Menachem and the other five tourists were all Jews. Four were from USA, and one was from Chile. The woman from Chile was the mother of one of the women from USA. The mix of people and faiths made for dynamic conversation.

I will give a brief report now, hoping to give more details later, since there is so much that could be told and shown in photos.