Bethlehem and Demonstrations

            While in Israel we were allotted one free day with which we could do what we pleased. Some went to the holocaust museum, some shopped in the Old City, some went to the garden tomb, others rested, some (I think) even went to Tel Aviv, but I and three friends (Melanie, Danny, and Nick)…

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June 8

We got to spend a part of the night in the Holy Sepulcher by special invitation from Father Samuel who, I think, is the head of the Armenian church in Jerusalem. He is the man with the large beard and black cassock in the photos. This was my second time in the Holy sepulcher, and…

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May 28

Here we go,             I cannot believe that our first week is already done! In some ways it feels as though we have been here for much longer than a week, but in other ways, I’m amazed that time is passing us by. Today we had a first exam, and I think I did pretty…

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Jerusalem-May 24

Okay Kids, hold on tight, this is going to be a long one. To begin, class for the past few days has begun at 7am and ended around 5pm. Each day we wake up bright and early and go forth into Jerusalem walking, walking, and walking some more. I tend to think of myself as…

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Jerusalem-May 21

              We have arrived in Jerusalem! The view of the city from our rooftop rooms, the fresh yogurt served at breakfast, the platter of hummus at lunch and dinner, as well as the armed guards scattered around all scream Israel. We have arrived at the destination that I have…

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Wheaton-May 15

            I assume if you are reading this that you are a dear family member/ friend of mine, therefore, I welcome you to my virtual abode. Here, within these cyber walls, I shall regale you with the stories of my travels over the summer going from such exotic locations as Illinois…

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