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Israel in Pictures – Safed and drive to Jerusalem

Day 6

We said goodbye to Nof Ginosar and the Kineret (sea of Galilee – sunrise picture below) and headed to Safed aka Tsfat aka Madonnaville where we spent the entire morning.  Safed and its mystical old city was the closest we encountered to a beautiful European village perched on a hill.  Safed is the birthplace of Kabalah (hence Madonnaville) and one of the holiest cities in Judaism.  We visited a candle workshop, historic synagogues, and tasted our first Yemenite Lachuch from Ronen the ‘Lachuch’ guy (pictured below – I think he’s smiling, not sure) )

Sunrise over Kineret

SafedCandles in SafedLachuch guySafed

We then started driving toward Jerusalem.  But first we stopped at another holy site, Gangaroo, an Australian animal zoo.   Ok, not quite holy, but once I saw the freaky gray fox bats I started to wonder.  A dip in the natural pools of Sachne (Gan Hashlosha) was just what the doctor ordered…


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