Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Holyland Journey: First stop Jaffa

What a joy to take another group to Israel!

After a 10-hour flight from Newark, we landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv around 11 a.m.

The customs process went quickly and smoothly, and we met our tour guide in baggage claim.

We drove to the ancient port city of Jaffa for a brief walking tour. Jaffa, or Joppa, is the mentioned both in the Old and New Testaments. Jonah sailed from here, trying to avoid going to Nineveh. Cedar for King Solomon's Temple arrived in Jaffa. And Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and saved Tabitha.

The town is now an artistic colony and offers great views of neighboring Tel Aviv.

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