Sunday, June 24, 2012

Israel Day 8

Jerusalem!  Our first full day, and here we stay for the rest of our trip.  This day was Friday, so of course Jerusalem was bustling, getting ready for Shabbat.  Our first stop was the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, also known by the Jewish people as ha Kotel (the wall). 

At the Temple Mount museum

Ancient road by Temple where Yeshua walked

Orthodox Jews at Western Wall security entrance

Southern steps ascending to the Temple Mount

On the Temple Mount plaza, with Western Wall in the background

After the temple mount visit, our bus took us out to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum.  No pictures allowed inside, but it made me cry.  There is an avenue of Righteous Gentiles outside, with trees planted in their honor.  The tree that had been planted for Corrie Ten Boom died the same year she did, so they replanted it.

Corrie Ten Boom's tree at Yad Vashem

 Our last stop for the day was the West Jerusalem market.  It was packed with people getting ready for Shabbat... you could hardly move in there.  But it was a blast!

The very busy Jewish market in West Jerusalem

The Pastry Man....

A family at the market

The Flatbread Guy
 After leaving the market, we decided to walk back to our hotel on foot.  We strolled on some back roads, through neighborhoods, a large park, and past the Knesset and Supreme court buildings.  By the time we got back to our hotel, which was on top of a hill, we were tired!
The Knesset and Menorah

In the rose garden outside the Knesset building
Shabbat shalom!

Shabbat candleholders at the hotel


  1. I am creating a Bible study based on the Psalm of Ascents. I'm wondering if I could use your photo of the Southern Stairs of the Temple to show those in the study what the steps used for the ascents may have looked like.

  2. Hello Lynne,
    I am only seeing this comment over a year later... sorry! I hope you went ahead and used it, because that is certainly fine. All I have is the Lord's.

  3. Good day,

    My video production company is working with Sandager Presentations (501(c)3) to produce a video of the one-woman show, Corrie Remembers, starring Susie Sandager. Within her show Susie would like to incorporate a pre-produced video showing actual photos of Corrie ten Boom, her family, and many other related people and places. We are searching for appropriate photos and working to secure the rights to use them in our video. It has come to our attention that you may be able to help us. As with most video productions, we are on a tight deadline and would gratefully appreciate your timely response. The Corrie ten Boom story is so wonderful and powerful that we feel it is very important to keep her spirit and mission alive.

    Thank you,

    Carol Darley
    Carol Darley Inc.
    509 366-0321