Today I hiked out to my secluded cave, which is 48 km/30 miles south of Bethlehem.
In order to make this Christmas card for you.
Enlarge the photos to see the little figures inside the donkey.
As the Byzantine liturgy says on the Nativity, "and the earth offers a cave ..."
Christmas blessings to you from the Holy Land!
And to the rest of us, Shabbat shalom.
P.S. I first discovered the cave exactly one year ago, on Dec. 25.
Here's that story: http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2014/12/my-most-unique-christmas-ever.html