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February 2018

Music and Mayhem

On Valentine’s evening my sweetheart took me to hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform in the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. …

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!

My first view of King David’s City was from Mount Scopus, near Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center. Guide Revi poured wine and …

Discoveries in Jordan

On January 20, our ship reached Aqaba, Jordan’s only seaport. It’s at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba, where Egypt, …

Discoveries in Egypt

For more Near East Discoveries, our ship joined a convoy of 24 ships to enter the Suez Canal, the famous passageway between Asia and …

Near East Discoveries, Part 1

The Near East is full of treasures: oil, frankincense, jewelry, World Heritage sites, palm trees, camels, dates. I found all these and …