Dr. Neil began the second day of his adventure by meeting Yifat, his Israeli Dentsply contact. He delivered the workbooks for his lecture next Wednesday, along with some supplies for the course. Then, Dr. Neil and Yifat discussed logistics for the course.
Day 2 in Old Jerusalem
Our Holy land tour continued today, but this time from afar with a view of the walled City from Mount of Olives, which is the Sacred burial site that overlooks the walls of the old city. We toured the facility that the Dead Sea Scrolls are stored in as well, and even visited parliament today. I can honestly say I was ignorant to the history of the Dead Sea scrolls, but their history is astounding. We ended our day with a fun visit to the zoo. Overall, we ran like chickens but received the education of a lifetime in under 8 hours. Our guide Tsion is retired, but used to work for the government touring Dignitaries. He must be related to the Energizer Bunny as he never tires.
Now, here is the crazy part:
Tsion lived in Skokie, Illinois for about 5 years in the 90's, and his children went to the same high school system where my wife and I first met. Go figure, I had to fly almost 10,000 miles to meet a neighbor... this once again proves the world is smaller then you think!