Saturday, April 26, 2008

Darajat



Darajat--the village I called home from last Monday to Friday. Located in the south, in the Negev desert near Arad. A dozen Jewish Israelis and one American lady pastor came together from all over the country to study spoken Arabic for six hours a day. After class we had cultural activities and hikes. Each of us lived in the home of a different host family, enjoying the famous Bedouin-style hospitality.
I come back to Jerusalem filled with great affection and admiration for the kind and wonderul people of Darajat, the hard-working women and men and all the beautiful children.
In the coming posts I'll happily share these good and blessed times.

10 comments:

David said...

Thanks for dropping by at my blog and commenting. I never knew you celebrated Anzac Day here! I love the atmosphere of your photos, and the rolling hills.

Cheers,

David Webb: Nature Pictures

Dina said...

Welcome, David. A good summary (albeit from 2003) of the Australian contribution in Israel
is at http://www.join.org.au/media/Australia-Israel-connections-20030501.htm

USelaine said...

This sounds like a wonderful experience. I look forward to more.

Suzanne said...

Fond memories!

ga.farmgirl said...

Darajat looks like a wonderful village. It must have been so interesting to study spoken Arabic.
I look forward to the posts of the time you spent there.

Mary Helen said...

I look forward to reading the coming posts...What a neat thing to get to do.

Musings said...

What a beautiful place! I'm so glad you're back so we can read about your adventures and see your beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

Pink houses! sounds like something Georgina would like.

Edo

Michelle said...

I wish the US government would take more time to understand different cultures....

Dina said...

Thanks, folks. I appreciate your feedback.
Michelle, you're so right. Cultural immersion does wonders.