Monday, March 24, 2008

Onward to Yavniel

Continuing our trip north, we exited the Jordan Valley and arrived in Bet She'an. Bet She'an was actually an ancient Phillistine city, which shows just how far inland the Phillistines, originally a sea people, were able to penetrate during periods of Jewish disunity and weakness. King Shaul (Saul,) the first Jewish king, was killed by an expeditionary Phillistine force launched from Bet She'an.

A. is engaged now, so he needs to keep a constant stream of communication with his intended.

Continuing north, we arrived at the southern tip of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee.)

Here we see the Kinneret, and across the sea, the Golan Heights.
And at last, we've arrived in our destination, Yavniel.
In the distance, we see the city of Tiberius (Tveryah) growing slowly over the hillside.

It's all villages and farms and green, green, green here. My allergies are killing me just looking at this photo. But it was really beautiful.

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