Posts Tagged ‘Mediterranean Sea’

Ofek 1

Israel Launches Ofek 1 Satellite

Center for Israel Education September 19, 1988 Israel launches Ofek 1 (Ofek means Horizon), its first space satellite from an undisclosed location near the Mediterranean Sea. The 340 pound satellite orbited the Earth once every ninety minutes at distances of between 400 and 1,600 miles. According to NASA, Ofek 1 made Israel just the ninth…

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Yachts in a Tel Aviv marina. Tales From Israel.

Tales From Israel – Intro And Rishon I’tzion

An Introduction Trips to Israel were frequent over my lifetime. Both of my parents, Yonina and Meyer Mathis, had siblings and cousins who made Aliyah from Lithuania in the 1930’s. This small group has grown to about 100-plus in first, second and third generation relatives. When my sister, Gloria, made Aliyah with her husband Ancil…

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suspended tree in Jaffa, Israel from Blogs From Israel

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Final Thoughts

I’m writing this from the plane on our way to New York. It’s an 11 hour flight and we have about 3 hours to go. It’s dark, quiet and just about everyone is asleep. It’s 2 a.m. in New York, 9 a.m. Israel time and, for me, I’m on ‘Discombobulated Time’. Not quite sure what…

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Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel during Shavuot the Jewish holiday

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 5

If it’s Tuesday this must be…hmmm…not really sure where we are. Northern Israel, I think, and today we’re finally heading to Jerusalem, the beating heart of Israel. On the way we stop at the Orde Wingate Children’s Village, an educational housing and healing center on top of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was…

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Ceasarea, Israel Roman ruins ampitheater. Galilee

Blogs From Israel – Mark Jacobs’ Day 3

April 9, 2018 Our group suddenly has a new visitor: a virus. Unfortunately, a number of people got sick last night and had to miss the day’s activities. Rabbi Yedwab informed us by taking the microphone on the bus and humming the tune to MASH. Ron, our guide, followed that with his own announcement: “The…

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