Tuesday morning began with another trip to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel.
Our speaker was Dan Juster.
Dr. Juster’s resume is a long and full one. (http://www.kkcj.org/people/info/dan-juster) His overall focus has been the Messianic Jewish movement since 1972.
Our driver took us a different way than the freeway on this morning.
It was quite like the morning drive you might experience in the states.
It was neat to drive through some neighborhoods as the people began to go about their days.
Proof that people, are just people.
I can’t say that I remember seeing a bus anywhere.
My thought was that these kids were all within walking distance of their schools.
I did not think to ask.
There were to things that we all noticed about Jerusalem.
And clogged up traffic because of the construction.
According to codes, all buildings must be built with the same color palette.
Due highly to the availability of stone resources.
If it was not built of local stone, it was built in concrete in the same color.
Most of the building we saw, was up.
There did not seem to be much horizontal land available.
The joke was that the national bird, was the crane.
Much of our morning drive was next to construction.
Traffic pushing through, next to enormous quarry like holes.Thes bus drivers – were simply masters at traversing it all.
We were quite surprised they had any mirrors left at all!
It’s hard to imagine what the terrain must have been like when Jesus walked here.
Israel has done a fine job taking rough terrain, and making it into something beautiful.
So happy we had a bus and not just sandled feet for our journey.
How on earth do they do that?
On this day, after the morning session, Frank and I went walking in the neighborhood around the Dan Hotel.
We shared a delightful lunch along the way; but I’ll share about that little jaunt later on in a different post.
I hope you are enjoying your little arm chair tour.
I’ll see you next time for Day #3.