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Jul 22, 2012 - AKKO, Akko, akko....
We said goodbye to our zimmer at Kfar Liman following another breakfast from Gil this morning. We packed up and made the 25 minute drive south from the moshav along the coast to spend the day in the ancient city of Akko. Why is Akko called “Acre” in English? That’s a mystery I can’t seem to solve, no matter how many tourist guides I’ve been given to read. The Hebrew name (Akko) is easier: The Book of Job says that the flood was allowed to come as far as this place (‘ud po’ in Hebrew – ‘until here’ in English) and thus the name. Or so legend...Jump to full entry
Nov 14, 2011 - Hannah Senesh and Ancient Akko
This morning we took our packed bags and left Itzak and Miriam’s home for a three-day trip to the north of Israel. Our first stop was a kibbutz near Caesarea where, much to my surprise, they manufacture Caesar Stone. It never occurred to me that Caesar Stone comes from Caesarea. Duhhhhh!! This kibbutz is also the home of the Hannah Senesh museum because it was at this kibbutz where Hannah lived until she gave her life trying to save the Jews of Hungary near the end of World War II. Hannah was born in Budapest in 1921 to a wealthy,...Jump to full entry