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Sukkot in Israel, Day 8, The Shuk, Jaffa Gate and the Wailing Wall

Maggie and Isaac went out to the garden to have breakfast before Hadassah and I. We were taking a bit longer to get ready because the shower situation in the room was a little difficult. I had to hold the shower head over her as she showered. It reminded me of being at the tipi. I would have her stand in the galvanized tub outside the tipi and while she scrubbed herself I would pour warm water over her that I had heated on the woodstove. I would always get a little wet with her. I was doing the same thing here except the tub wasn’t galvanize… Continue reading

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Sukkot in Israel, Day 7, Fauzi Azar Inn and the Nazareth Village

The Fauzi Azar Inn was one of the most beautiful places we stayed in Israel, but the light and the noise (as it is a hostel) made it a struggle for Isaac and I to sleep. I don’t believe I have had a solid sleep yet, which has made getting better from my cold and herpes attack nearly impossible. I will admit that the bed was the softest we experienced in our travel to Israel. We have discovered that Jews tend to like harder mattresses and Arabs like softer ones. At least by the end of our trip that is what we deducted…. Continue reading

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