Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
In the Afternoon, we went to Ein Karem. This is the town where Mary visited Elizabeth while both of them were pregnant. Also we went to the birthplace of St. John the Baptist. It was a wonderful day. Tomoorrow morning we leave for the Sea of Galilee Area. They only have internet service in the lobby where we are staying, so I'm not taking my laptop. I won't have a blog tomorrow but will resume when I return.
The pictures are of the market where the locals shop in Bethlehem. I concentrated on the Meat Section because it is so unusual from our stores. The meat hangs outside and people come and have certain cuts selected and cut while the animal hangs. We think the pictures are of goats. And the third picture is of some of the vegetables in the market. I only took one picture but there are over 30 fruit stands with wonderful fruits for sale. Bon Appetite!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Then I got back on the bus and went to the Ultra, Ultra Orthodox neighborhoods and everything sort of changes into black and white and baby buggies. Even the stores are showing the latest in black and white. The men wear white shirts with a black suit/robe and hat even on the hottest days. The women wear a combination of black and white or all black. The women even wear something like snoods. A fabric hood that bunches in the back. Many of the women have to wear close cropped hair because of their Ultra Orthodox husbands and they wear wigs when outdoors. All the wigs are the same style, so they are easy to pick out. They have to be hot, hot, hot. The men wear a four cornered undershirt on the inside of their shirt which has a string on each corner, sometimes on the outside. These four strings flap in the wind when they get in a hurry. They also wear black big rimmed hats and even fur hats in the summer. What's up with that. Someone look up the reference in the first five books of the bible. It must be terribly important. Somthing we must have missed. See the pictures of the Present and the pictures of the people wearing the clothes of the Past.