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Israel Trail Day 39: Oron to Midreshet Ben Gurion (The Karbolet)

April 12, 2014
Israel Trail Day 39: Oron to Midreshet Ben Gurion (The Karbolet)

April 8, 2014 Wikiloc Map: Oron to Midreshet Ben Gurion (The Karbolet) Day 39 mileage: 21.7 (35km) Total mileage since Tel Dan 491 (792km) Day 39, April 8, 2014 This day was not only the most difficult day I’ve had on the trail, it was the most physically demanding thing I’ve done since I...
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Israel Trail Day 38 Meizad Zafir to Oron

April 12, 2014
Israel Trail Day 38 Meizad Zafir to Oron

March 2, 2014 Wikiloc Map: Meizad Zafir to Oron Day 38 mileage: 12.5 (20km) Day 38, March 2, 2014 Didn’t get the earliest start today, but it didn’t really matter as I was only doing about 12 miles. Given the distance – an hour and a half drive now – this is probably the...
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A Reminder of Why I Like Living in Israel

April 4, 2014
A Reminder of Why I Like Living in Israel

Today has been a reminder of why I love living in this crazy country, despite the political idiocy I blogged about a few days ago. History, scenery, diversity, food, weather. We went on a short tiyul (day trip) today to Tel Goded to admire the wildflowers. It’s a beautiful spring day, perfect hiking weather....
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What are they (Netanyahu and Abbas) thinking?

April 3, 2014
What are they (Netanyahu and Abbas) thinking?

The news in this morning’s paper (April 3, 2014) is all about the imminent collapse of the peace talks being brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The Americans blame both sides for taking steps to sabotage any chance of a deal: the Palestinians for applying to become a signatory to 15 different...
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Pekudei 5774 – Advice for Hadassah

February 28, 2014
Pekudei 5774 – Advice for Hadassah

The Hadassah Medical Center at Ein Kerem is widely considered to be the best hospital in Israel, and is often called the best hospital in the entire Middle East. Modern facilities with the latest technologies. A sparkling new hospital tower that is truly state of the art. World-class medical personnel. Our youngest daughter was...
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Israel Trail Days 36 and 37 Be’er Efe to Makhtesh Hakatan

February 26, 2014
Israel Trail Days 36 and 37 Be’er Efe to Makhtesh Hakatan

February 17 and 18, 2014 Wikiloc Maps: Be’er Efe to Meizad Tamar Makhtesh Hakatan Day 36 mileage: 11.1 (18km) Day 37 mileage: 14.2 (23km) Total mileage since Tel Dan: 456 (737km) Day 36, February 17, 2014 For these two days I had a special treat: My daughter Katherine came with me. By now, I’m...
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