A loong cycling journey from Brooklyn to Jorusalom, where the O’s are bicycle wheels, continued into Egypt, 1st to the climate conference COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, on to the pyramids in Giza, Abusir and Saqqara and then up the Nile soourcewards.


Yesterday i was shocked!


“In contemporary Jewish society it is now considered the third holiest site in Judaism[17][18][19][20] and has become one of the cornerstones of Jewish-Israeli identity.[21]

I thought i was simply going to visit the Tomb of Rachel, and then i was there among many praying and Torah studying Haredi on the line between Palestine and Israel at Bethlehem.


Rachel statue at Ramat Rachel KibbutzHotel (i.e. not Rachel’s Tomb, which is 4 kilometers to the south)

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