new profile: a path to peace

It was a telling insight into Israeli culture that during the elections last month the only group which appeared to be a viable alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and its coalition was Blue & White, an alliance led by three former army generals, including most prominently Benny Gantz, the army’s Chief of Staff during…

how long?

Early Friday morning, my friend and I left when it was still dark to drive towards Be'er Sheva to continue our walk on the Israel National Trail. As we reach segments of the Trail further south, we're beginning to lose good hours to driving, so we're now walking two days at a time, roughly 30km…

this joyful eastertide

Al-Masih qam! Hakkan qam. Alleluia! The Lord is risen! He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!   At 6am on Easter Sunday, eleven of us gathered in the gardens of the Scots Hotel to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. As I mentioned in my last post, the major holidays of Easter and Christmas are unpredictable times…

holy land, holy week

Like many of my clergy colleagues at this time of year, my thoughts are consumed by Holy Week and Easter. Unlike many of my clergy colleagues, I’m not snowed under with preparation for countless services.  Christian Scouts celebrating Palm Sunday in Shefr'amr The reality is that Holy Week is a rather quiet time here in…