I am helping to lead a 10-day Jewish-Christian study trip to Israel. We left the U.S. yesterday. My plan is to post entries about our trip here as I have the opportunity, but that may not be possible daily.
Even on days when I'm unable to post, however, I'll be giving you some links to learn about the places in Israel that are on our itinerary.
After we land in Tel Aviv today, we are to visit Independence Hall, site of the 1948 signing of Israel's Declaration of Independence. Later we have scheduled a walking tour through the ancient port of Old Jaffa, with views of historic landmarks including St. Peter‟s Church and the House of Simon the tanner.
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NOW WHAT FOR RELIGION IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE?
What role will religion play in the upcoming presidential election now that Rick Santorum is out of the race? The Philadelphia Inquirer has this perceptive editorial that offers one answer to that question. (I hope you're not imagining this race as Mormon against a Muslim. If so, put on your dunce cap and go to the corner.)
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P.S.: My latest column for The Presbyterian Outlook is scheduled to be posted online some time today. To find it, click here and then search on my last name using search box on the upper right side of the page.
Another P.S.: We're safely in Tel Aviv after a 3-hour delay on a 10-hour flight.