Sunday, October 18, 2009

Leading forward

Leading Forward
"You do not need to attain perfection in order to lead.
You need only to discover which way is forward
and begin moving in that direction."

A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Lubavitcher Rebbe
-words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Tishrei 30, 5770 * October 18, 2009

I will be "following" some young Hebrew University archaeologist leaders northward today, to Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, for a few weeks of excavations.
Some automatic posts will appear but I will check in with you all only on Friday and Saturday, back home.
Tiberias is in the second lowest place on earth (after the Dead Sea). The lowest part of the hillside city, near the Kinneret lake (Sea of Galilee), is 212 meters or 606 feet below sea level.
The temperatures this week are 40 degrees (high 90s F).
A hot time to be doing archaeology.
Hope to bring you some good pictures of the expedition. Shalom!


Leora said...

Enjoy your trip to the Galil, one of my favorite parts of Israel (especially because my cousins live there, but also due to its wonderful and unique beauty).

Hilda said...

Sounds like another wonderful voyage of discovery, but please be careful in that heat, Dina! Be safe.

Dick said...

There is a lot of wisdom in that, I have to think it over.
202 meters below sea level, wow, my place is only 2 meters above sea level and sometimes it doesn't give a good feeling.
Have a nice trip.


Anonymous said...

Well then have fun and good luck in the dig.

Petrea said...

Have a fantastic time and bring is pictures if you can!

Dimple said...

I am looking forward to your posts, I learn so much! Thank you!

CathM said...

Enjoy your expedition. I have only fond memories of Tiberias.

Pietro said...

Enjoy your trip, Dina! I'm looking forward to seeing your nice photos of the expedition.

Ann said...

How fascinating, look forward to your reports and photos. Enjoy the trip.

Steve Ballmer said...

Lovely shot as always my friend!

Julie said...

I will enjoy following your adventure! I want to go to Israel someday and enjoy seeing it through your eyes.

Kay said...

Have a terrific time, Dina! Aaack! 90 degrees? I hope you've got lots of sun block and a wide brimmed hat.

Cloudia said...

Hope to see you soon, Dina.

Have a good dig, can't wait to see the pictures and hear your words...

Met Kay of Musings Blog here in Honolulu (a lovely person). It's a small blog world, my friend!

Shalom & Aloha, Dear Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Alice said...

I will miss you but looing forward to photos. Alice

Robin said...

Tiberias is the second lowest place? We always notice the "sea level" sign high up the mountain but I never realized it was so much lower than other places.

Have a great trip, and at least the sharav finally broke today.

Jew Wishes said...

What a great trip lies ahead for you...many forms of discovery.

Be well, take care.

jeannette stgermain said...

Sure is hot! Very curious what you all will dig up there:)