It’s the middle of the night…

“Why are you here,” asked the woman at Passport Control. I gave her the short answer (the longer answer can be found in a few of my previous posts, which I can’t easily figure out how to link to with this app). She was asking for security reasons, but in terms of why I am in Israel, it is a pretty good philosophical question. “Because I was invited” doesn’t seem like the best answer. Nor does “because everyone told me I’d love it and have a great time.” As I write this at some dark hour, the answer seems to be, “because who doesn’t love jet lag?”

In all seriousness, I’m not sure I really have an answer. So if you continue to read this blog, you will probably find out along with me. There are a few things I am certain of, though. While I do want to keep in touch with everyone back home, and I do want to take pictures, write personal journal and blog entries, I also know from previous experience that I don’t want to spend too much time tied to my technology. Screens take away from the experience.

Now it’s time to try sleeping again…


3 thoughts on “It’s the middle of the night…

  1. Hi Jennifer, some things you should try to see: Underground route of the Western Wall, old market in east Jerusalem, Masada, Dead Sea (especially if warm enough to swim), crossing into Bethlehem, Golan Heights, archaeology dig outside of Tel Aviv where the Edomites lived at the time of the Maccabees. This…after you get some sleep. Regards, David

    1. Hi David,

      We did the underground tunnels today! Our schedule is jam packed, and includes Masada, the Golan Heights, and the Dead Sea. Definitely looking forward to the Dead Sea. Hope all is well on your end.


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