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Part 3: Our Family Trip to Israel

Dwight, Anita, Hannah and Emma during a horseback exploration of the hills surrounding the Sea of Galilee. When planning trips that include young people, schedule in the great outdoors. If traveling in the winter months, you can hit the beach in the morning and go snow skiing in the afternoon. Only in Israel!

In the Footsteps of Jesus. Nazareth Leaving the Mediterranean coast the next morning, we headed inland toward Jesus’ boyhood hometown. Two millennia ago, Nazareth was a poor farming community of 400 Jews. ...

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Part 2: Our Family Trip to Israel

Jaffa is the most ancient continuously inhabited city in Israel. For five thousand years, people have called it home. Jonah embarked on his adventure from these waters. Today, cranes soar over its old neighborhoods as new buildings are nestled in between old.

Sharing the Wonder of the Holy Land with a New Generation!   “Welcome to Israel!” The captain announces, “Welcome to Israel!” as our US Airways jet touches down, eliciting applause from first class ...

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Part 1: Our Family Trip to Israel

Here, Anita and Emma hold a Star of David, sewn and framed by Anita's mom while Anita visited Israel for the first time in the  1980s. Pictured left to right, Dwight, Anita, Emma and Hannah Widaman.

Why a journey to Israel is right for your family! There was an air of excitement in the crowd as we scurried in to find a place to stand. Anita and I, along ...

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UCC Denomination No Friend of Israel

At the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod in Cleveland, Rev. Mitri Raheb (pictured here), a Palestinian Christian and pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, called the UCC's resolution to divest from Israel "a strong signal that [Palestinians] are not alone, and that there are churches who still dare to speak truth to power and stand with the oppressed.” Credit: United Church of Christ/Flickr.

Declining United Church of Christ’s Israel divestment might not pack any punch The United Church of Christ (UCC) last week became the latest mainline Protestant denomination to approve a resolution calling for ...

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