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Morning at the Mahane Yehuda Market

Soldiers: not one over 18 (well, not many) and all packing


cheeses, breads, herbs and meat (strange little cones of meat) 


The spice shop boasts these great towers of paprika – but I have yet to see them scoop any out… 


Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem: Much bigger than I remembered but it was rebuilt after two consecutive suicide bombings killed 15 people there on July 30, 1997. Security guards still roam the place and soldiers with rifles often stand at the entrances. 

Returning to Galilee

In 1996 David and I visited Galilee with Marg and Cameron Brett, our dear friends in Toronto; Cameron is the minister at our church, St. Andrew’s, and it was great for us to be with someone who had some knowledge of the history in this beautiful part of Israel.Not that he wanted to teach usContinue Reading

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