Shalom from Israel!

02 Sep

Welcome to my first blog from the Holy Land! I have now been here for eight days, and won’t be leaving until mid-December. I am here with a group from my Christian College, studying the Bible in the land of the Bible. ALready, we have spent two days in Old City Jerusalem, and in the next week we will be spending at least two more. I have so much that I could say about where we are going and what we are doing, but suffice it to say that we are going to all of the main religious sites (e.g. Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Western Wall, etc.) as well as some more remote and harder to access sites that require hiking. Our final hike of the semester will be from Jericho to Jerusalem, which is about 14 miles long and gains 3600 feet of elevation.

I have already learned just how much I don’t know about Israel and Jerusalem. Both are so much smaller than I ever envisioned, and feel less “foreign” than I expected. I am definitely the ignorant American who has a lot to learn about other cultures haha.

Stay tuned for more as the semester goes on!


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