The Friends of Israel

Mar 13-23, 2015

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Trip wrap up

posted on Saturday Mar 28 2015 at 11:31 pm UTC

Now that we've returned from our study tour you've hopefully be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over and...

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We are foreigners

posted on Monday Mar 23 2015 at 12:24 am UTC

Today started with Jim Showers speaking to us from Philippians where he reminded us that we are foreigners in this land of Israel, much the same way that Paul reminds us that we are foreigners in this world. Our citizenship is in Heaven. This world is not our home. Our first stop was at Yad Vashem,...

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We are foreigners

posted on Monday Mar 23 2015 at 12:24 am UTC

Today started with Jim Showers speaking to us from Philippians where he reminded us that we are foreigners in this land of Israel, much the same way that Paul reminds us that we are foreigners in this world. Our citizenship is in Heaven. This world is not our home. Our first stop was at Yad Vashem,...

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The wilderness of Judea

posted on Sunday Mar 22 2015 at 1:02 am UTC

Today was another great day in the wonderful land of Israel. First of all, the weather was perfect. It was probably the nicest day we’ve had here weather wise, and that’s saying a lot because every day has been beautiful. It was bright and sunny, with a refreshing breeze here and there. It looks...

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The wilderness of Judea

posted on Sunday Mar 22 2015 at 1:02 am UTC

Today was another great day in the wonderful land of Israel. First of all, the weather was perfect. It was probably the nicest day we’ve had here weather wise, and that’s saying a lot because every day has been beautiful. It was bright and sunny, with a refreshing breeze here and there. It looks...

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Once and For All

posted on Saturday Mar 21 2015 at 1:08 am UTC

It was another beautiful day in Jerusalem and another very full schedule of exciting things to see! We began when the bus dropped us off and we walked through the Zion Gate and through the Jewish Quarter. This area was controlled by Jordan from 1948-1967 until the Jews took it back during the 6-day war...

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Once and For All

posted on Saturday Mar 21 2015 at 1:08 am UTC

It was another beautiful day in Jerusalem and another very full schedule of exciting things to see! We began when the bus dropped us off and we walked through the Zion Gate and through the Jewish Quarter. This area was controlled by Jordan from 1948-1967 until the Jews took it back during the 6-day war...

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Into Jerusalem

posted on Friday Mar 20 2015 at 1:10 am UTC

Wow! What a day. This morning started out at an overlook where we could see the Temple Mount in the distance. We discussed Abraham and Isaac, the 1st Temple, the 2nd Temple, the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. Much has happened on this piece of land, and much is yet to come. Several took the...

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Into Jerusalem

posted on Friday Mar 20 2015 at 1:10 am UTC

Wow! What a day. This morning started out at an overlook where we could see the Temple Mount in the distance. We discussed Abraham and Isaac, the 1st Temple, the 2nd Temple, the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque. Much has happened on this piece of land, and much is yet to come. Several took the...

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Growing deeper

posted on Thursday Mar 19 2015 at 12:59 am UTC

I feel the roots of my faith growing deeper with each day we spend touring Israel. Words can’t really properly express what it’s like to actually see with my own eyes the places in the Bible that up until now have only been seen in the form of words on a page or pictures in a book. This exciting...

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Growing deeper

posted on Thursday Mar 19 2015 at 12:59 am UTC

I feel the roots of my faith growing deeper with each day we spend touring Israel. Words can’t really properly express what it’s like to actually see with my own eyes the places in the Bible that up until now have only been seen in the form of words on a page or pictures in a book. This exciting...

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The Realistic Picture

posted on Wednesday Mar 18 2015 at 12:44 am UTC

Our time in Israel thus far has been chock full of beautiful biblical sights and meaningful looks into Scripture. It's been easy to think that we're in paradise. However, today's itinerary began with a sobering reminder that there is a price to pay to live in Israel. We went to the Valley of Tears, which...

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The Realistic Picture

posted on Wednesday Mar 18 2015 at 12:44 am UTC

Our time in Israel thus far has been chock full of beautiful biblical sights and meaningful looks into Scripture. It's been easy to think that we're in paradise. However, today's itinerary began with a sobering reminder that there is a price to pay to live in Israel. We went to the Valley of Tears, which...

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Where Jesus ministered

posted on Tuesday Mar 17 2015 at 1:24 am UTC

Today was another amazing day here in Israel. The weather was absolutely perfect, and I’m so glad there are still 7 days left before I go back to cold New Jersey! Our morning started off with a delicious breakfast in the Lobby of the Ramot Resort overlooking the Sea of Galilee, followed by our first...

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Where Jesus ministered

posted on Tuesday Mar 17 2015 at 1:24 am UTC

Today was another amazing day here in Israel. The weather was absolutely perfect, and I’m so glad there are still 7 days left before I go back to cold New Jersey! Our morning started off with a delicious breakfast in the Lobby of the Ramot Resort overlooking the Sea of Galilee, followed by our first...

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Most Magnificent

posted on Sunday Mar 15 2015 at 10:32 pm UTC

Today was so surreal. We started out our journey by going to Caesarea Maritima, where we heard a wonderful message from Jim Showers. We were able to sit in the theater that has a seating capacity of 3,500. According to Josephus, this is where the death of Herod Agrippa occurred, as recounted in Acts...

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Most Magnificent

posted on Sunday Mar 15 2015 at 10:32 pm UTC

Today was so surreal. We started out our journey by going to Caesarea Maritima, where we heard a wonderful message from Jim Showers. We were able to sit in the theater that has a seating capacity of 3,500. According to Josephus, this is where the death of Herod Agrippa occurred, as recounted in Acts...

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An incredible first taste

posted on Sunday Mar 15 2015 at 1:07 am UTC

Today was a great start to what promises to be a life-impacting trip! After a 10 hour flight, we landed mid-morning in beautiful Tel Aviv. It was 60 degrees outside and it felt great to stand up and stretch out our legs again. We boarded our 2 busses shortly thereafter and began our tour. Our first stop...

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An incredible first taste

posted on Sunday Mar 15 2015 at 1:07 am UTC

Today was a great start to what promises to be a life-impacting trip! After a 10 hour flight, we landed mid-morning in beautiful Tel Aviv. It was 60 degrees outside and it felt great to stand up and stretch out our legs again. We boarded our 2 busses shortly thereafter and began our tour. Our first stop...

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Departure

posted on Saturday Mar 14 2015 at 1:02 am UTC

Today is the day of departure! We arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport late morning and made our way through all of the required checks and security points. Then the real fun began, as those of us going on the tour starting meeting up and introducing ourselves to each other. Everyone couldn't...

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Departure

posted on Saturday Mar 14 2015 at 1:02 am UTC

Today is the day of departure! We arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport late morning and made our way through all of the required checks and security points. Then the real fun began, as those of us going on the tour starting meeting up and introducing ourselves to each other. Everyone couldn't...

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A Long Flight Ahead

posted on Thursday Mar 12 2015 at 4:28 pm UTC

We're just one day away from what we expect will be an amazing and even life-changing adventure! If you want to track our long flight over the Atlantic, use one of the links below. We'll be arriving in Tel Aviv at 8am (local Israeli time) on Saturday the 14th and immediately jumping into our study...

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A Long Flight Ahead

posted on Thursday Mar 12 2015 at 4:28 pm UTC

We're just one day away from what we expect will be an amazing and even life-changing adventure! If you want to track our long flight over the Atlantic, use one of the links below. We'll be arriving in Tel Aviv at 8am (local Israeli time) on Saturday the 14th and immediately jumping into our study...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Feb 03 2015 at 12:42 am UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Feb 03 2015 at 12:42 am UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family,...

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