What an odyssey!
I departed for Israel on March 6 for my long awaited study pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Israel was not on a hot spot list and after talking to some public health care friends (my friend is a county health director in Florida) I ventured forth. The flight from Boston was full to Istanbul.
|From the Mount of Olives looking at the Temple Mount|
I am self-monitoring and laying low for any Covid-19 related symptoms for the first 14 days out of extra caution after having been in a plane for such long flights.
The disappointment for not being able to complete this pilgrimage pales to the isolation and suffering of so many impacted by this health emergency and the dramatic downturn the tourism.
In the meantime, here are some pictures from three full days in Jerusalem.
|Western, or Wailing Wall below the Dome of the Rock|
|Church of the Holy Sepulchre|