topics: kebabs (food), 'Akko (Acre), Ptolomy, Crusades, History, "making Aliya", Mt. Carmel, Baha'ism; jump to dispatch
|At 6:00 PM|
January 21–22, 1998
|Sunrise (local): 6:40 a.m.|
Sunset (local): 5:02 p.m.
|Traveled Since Jan. 20|
56 mi / 90 km
1796 mi / 2892 km
|Lat: 32° 49' 27" N|
Lon: 35° 00' 40" E
[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from January 21 to January 22. The almanac data refers to January 22.]
- Where We Are: Haifa
- Where We're Staying: Re'ut-Sadaqqa headquarters
- Places We Visited: ORT schools — Kiryat Tivon, Hanna Senesh, Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Motzkin, and 'Akko
- Featured Site: 'Akko
- Person of the Day: Ort School System
- What We Ate:
- Food of the Day: kebabs
- Breakfast: bread, zatar pizzas, pastries
- Lunch: hotdogs (!)
- Dinner: humus, falafel, and kebab sandwiches
- Olive Count: 1449
- Word of the Day: In Hebrew, "good morning" is boker tov , "good evening" is erev tov , and "good night" is lilah tov.
- Tech Fact of the Day: Aliya , which means "to go up" in Hebrew (remember the Hebrew directions we learned?), is also used to describe the return of Jews to the State of Israel after their spread throughout the world during the Diaspora. If someone "makes Aliya," he or she moves to Israel and becomes an Israeli citizen.
- Flat Count (Cumulative): 8
- Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 22
Next Stop: Jerusalem (for Anthony, Ethan, and Padraic)
and Cyprus (for andrEa and Corinne)!
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