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Kibbutz Ramat Rachel

The grounds were immaculate. We had the opportunity to have a delicious lunch in the kibbutz as well.
I was curious about the last sentence. Apparently, the Mar Elias Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century. During the battle for Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, it was used as a base for the Arab Legion.





Note the kibbutz kitty at the base of the statue.

34 comments:

  1. Ramat Rachel is a lovely place to stay. We were there not long ago for a Bar Mitzvah Shabbat (Sabbath). We also went cherry picking there last summer. The cherries were out of this world!!!

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  2. Such a beautiful garden and peaceful looking grounds.

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  3. What a nice place to stay! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Such a lovely place to visit !!
    Greetings

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  5. A nice place for a Walk. The cat shares my opinion :))
    Greetings
    Falk

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  6. It looks a beautiful place to visit... thanks for sharing :D

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  7. I sort of thought a kibbutz would be less organised (less formal) and more hippy looking...

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  8. I noticed the kibbutz kitty right away. Sounds like you had a great trip.

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  9. I am glad you made it to a Kibbutz.

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  10. So beautiful and I loved reading about the history of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. A historic trip no doubt and the pictures are composed so well!

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  12. A beautiful and peaceful garden. You have found a kitty posing for your camera. Have a good day!

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  13. I love the kibbutzim and the history they have!

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  14. Looks like a great tour with so much history, beautiful place!

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  15. It looks like place worth visiting. Thank you for sharing. Have a good week.

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  16. kibbutz would be an interesting place to visit. I didn't know they were open to visitors.

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  17. What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

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  18. Interesting and historic. Love the sculpture!

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  19. Such a beautiful place! I especially loved the kibbutz kitty. :)

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  20. Another way of seeing the world through your camera lens. Great pics.

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  21. Great impressions!
    Thank you!

    Greetings, Marlene

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  22. so much bloodshed in the name of religion. Tragic.

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  23. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for organizing this link up!

    Greetings, Sofie
    http://sofiecreates.blogspot.be

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  24. Sue,

    No matter where you roam, there is always a kitty to be found! Interesting place. I liked the woman statue. It looks like she's wearing a wedding dress and carrying a bouquet of flowers but I'm sure that's now this is, though. Thanks for hosting and have a good week. May I ask that you pray for an urgent unspoken prayer request for a dear family member? I really appreciate it, my friend! God bless!

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  25. That is such a peaceful place and lovely photos. Thank you for continuing to share your journey.

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  26. Enjoyed your post. Lovely photos!

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  27. Can I be really ignorant and ask what a Kibbutz is? Is it a religious place? Or a community?

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    1. A kibbutz is a community. As I understand it, kibbutzim were established in Israel by Jewish settlers who would share responsibilities as they worked together often around agricultural issues, ie. bringing irrigation systems to arid land, gradually building up their community. Income is not held individually but is poured back into making the community prosper. There are no free-loaders in a kibbutz; everyone pulls together to make it a success. I know that this particular kibbutz was beautifully organized and maintained, but getting to that point was back-breaking work.

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  28. Such a bright sunshine - I would love to live in a kibbutz in Israel for a period of time in my life!

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