Israel Trail Day 23

October 17, 2013
Israel Trail Day 23

October 13, 2013 Wikiloc Map: Beit Meir to Sataf Today’s mileage: 10.6 (17km) Total mileage since start at Tel Dan: 287 (463 km) Today’s run was very exciting — it brings me close to home, to the outskirts of Jerusalem.  And at 287 miles it’s pretty close to half of the roughly 600 mile...
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Lech Lecha 5774 — Going to Israel, Leaving Israel

October 11, 2013
Lech Lecha 5774 — Going to Israel, Leaving Israel

The Israeli press has been in a stir the last few days over the “Israeli” Nobel Prize winners who haven’t lived here in decades — taking it as a sign of Israel’s “brain drain” problem, whereby many of our best and brightest leave for greener pastures, often in the United States, because Israel either...
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Israel Trail Day 22 — The Burma Road

October 10, 2013
Israel Trail Day 22 — The Burma Road

October 8, 2013 Wikiloc Map: Latrun to Beit Meir Today’s mileage: 10 miles (16 km) Total mileage since Tel Dan: 277 miles (446 km) — closing in on half way   The Burma Road. In late May of 1948 Jerusalem was under siege.  The residents did not have enough food, water, or medical supplies. ...
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Israel Trail Day 21

October 10, 2013
Israel Trail Day 21

October 1, 2013 Wikiloc Map: Ben Shemen to Emmaus My wife needed the car, so I decided I’d try and take my under-powered motorcycle on back roads to get to the start.  What would have been a 45 minute ride in the car took and hour and half, but it was very scenic and a...
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Israel Trail Day 20

October 10, 2013
Israel Trail Day 20

September 20, 2013 Wikiloc Map: El’ad to Ben Shemen Forest (Gimzo)   I decided this time I’d try something different for transportation, and bring the bicycle and ride the bike from the finish back to the car at the start. So I found a place to leave the bike at Ben Shemen forest and then drove...
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Israel Trail Day 19

October 10, 2013
Israel Trail Day 19

Day 19: August 27, 2013 Wikiloc Maps: Petach Tikvah to the Junction of 5/40 5/40 to El’ad Day 19 There are some days I’ve had on the trail when everything has seemed fascinating — something new to see with every ten steps, tremendous variety, a great exploration.  Then there have been some days where...
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