It is traditional for groups to have a photo made on the Mount of Olives with a view of Jerusalem in the background. I like the tradition, so I try to do that each time I bring a group to Israel.
Here is the photo we made this morning. You may click on the photo for a larger image.
In addition to the Mount of Olives, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane on the western slope of the Mount of Olives. After that we made our way to the Christian Quarter of the Old City to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. A local lunch was enjoyed in the Old City.
In the early afternoon we went to the Israel Museum. There were three major things to see there:
- The Second Temple Model of Jerusalem.
- The Shrine of the Book.
- The Israel Museum. We visited the Herod the Great: the kings final journey exhibit as well as the archaeology section of the Museum.
There was time enough to go to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, and to do some shopping at the Kando shop.
Everyone in our group seems to be staying well. For this, we are thankful.