Baruch Haba Tour 2017

International Conference & Intercessory Tour of Israel May 9-May 18, 2017.
Hosted by Revive Israel, Tents of Mercy, & Tikkun International.

This section shows photos of Yad Hashmona. Yad Hashmona is a moshav located near Abu Ghosh, an Arab-Israeli village just outside Jerusalem. A moshav (in Hebrew: “settlement”) is an agriculture village, where the property is privately held (as opposed to the Kibbutz where the property is shared by the community) but some of the the resources and labor are shared, including collective investments. Yad Hashmona has beautiful views of the surrounding Judean Hills, a hotel, a stable, and a Biblical Garden. We stayed in Revive israel’s guest house. It was built and developed by Finnish volunteers in the early ’70’s. More information can be found on their Web site here.

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Walkway to several of the hotel cabins.

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Sign. Shelters are a common thing.

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Main hotel courtyard.

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Lea checking out the stairs.

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Guest house where we stayed.

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Agave plant.

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Steps down to hotel cabins.

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Planter with flowering sedums.

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Geraniums along outside dining area.

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Judean Hills.

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Judean Hills.

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Millstone half and other stones artifacts.

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Threshing floor in the Biblical Garden.

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Millstone.

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Panorama of olive press.

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Close-up of olive press showing holding basket, trough, and oil receptacle.

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Stray cat.

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Millstone.

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Aloe vera.

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Fig tree.

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Fig tree with fruit.

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Flowering sedum.

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View of new houses.

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Recently constructed duplex.

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Sidewalk in newer section.

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Solar panels. These make sense and are practical in this part of the world. It was going into summer while we were there, but it did rain several days.

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Sempervivens (hens & chicks).

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Cactus.

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Agave.

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Cactus.

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Lantana.

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Blooming aloe vera.

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Another agave!

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Ants at Yad Hashmona.