Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just Living the Dream in Jerusalem

The view.

Herding the sheep at the Biblical Landscape Reserve Neot Kedumim.

Booths like these are used during the Jewish holiday Sukkot as reminders of Israel's agriculture history and of the Israelite exodus from Egypt.

J-Crew made a surprise visit to the center to rap Echad My Yodea or "Who Knows One" as a part of the Passover Seder Meal.

Celebrating President's Day with the First Lady.

Making the descent down Hezekiah's tunnel.

Peach rings=pure happiness.

At the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man.

Playing the harp with professional harpist Erin Greenwood at the City of David.

Outside the Western Wall.

Tender moment at Neot Kedumim.

B and me with Professor Yarden from our Israel class.

Looking legendary at the tombs found at the ancient city of Maresha.

Sundown club is in session.

Letty and I really love to study.

Taking pictures of the ladies at the Dome of the Rock.

Splashing around inside Hezekiah's Tunnel. The tunnel was built in 701 BC underneath the City of David to protect the city's water supply from the siege of the Assyrian army.

If law school doesn't work out I guess I can become a shepherd.

Just grinding up some hyssop with JB.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


If only she would have put her hand on my leg we would really look like we're in love.

SJ and I feeding the fishies at the zoo.

"Prairie dogging it!" -Letty

The band "Shuk Your Booty" live in West J...

Enjoying Arab Culture Night at the Oasis.

Megan and I shared a precious moment together.

Bro love at Orson Hyde Park.

Outside the Garden of Gethsemane. According to Abe I look like a church history figure.

Visiting the colorful "Tomb" of Mary.

Pondering upon the deep mysteries of life.

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's About Time

Well I've been in Jerusalem now for exactly one month so I figure it's probably about time I actually write something on my blog.  Probably won't happen too much so let's see if I can keep it juicy.  But let's be honest all anyone ever wants to see is pictures anyway so I will try to keep those coming.

Being in Jerusalem has been an awesome experience so far. It is impossible to even try to describe everything that has happened so I will try and give some highlights. Every morning I don't wake up to an alarm clock but the call to prayer over the loudspeakers spread throughout the city. We live only about a ten minute walk away from the Old City of Jerusalem or the famous Dome of the Rock. We go on field trips all the time to really cool places. We went to Jordan last week and rode camels and horses in Petra which is shown in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It was awesome. A camel attacked me and tried to bite off my arm. While there we also visited the Jordan River. We've gone to the Western Wall to witness the Jews welcome in the Sabbath on Friday nights and even danced with them.

The people here are amazing. My eyes have been completely opened and I have gained a deep respect for the religions and culture of the people here. The food is great. Falafels are something that you need to try before you can say you have lived a happy life. I miss double stuff Oreos and chips and salsa. Random but never realized how much of an important part they played in my diet until I couldn't have them anymore. All in all life is great and I am happy to be in the Holy Land! Hope everything is going well for everyone! Oh and I definitely forgot to get emails before I left. I would definitely have sent some out by now but don't have any addresses so send them to me if you want an email! 

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Outside an ancient Israelite Temple in Arad.

Perfect timing to jump in Jon's picture to make it complete...

Walked into our hotel room and found this ♥

Evidence of the camel attack. Yes, that is saliva..