Pesach in Israel with Family & Friends

On Sunday we (Marian, Ranana, Micah, Alyssa, Ezra, Shiri and I) decided to visit Herodium, which is near Efrat. Herod was known for his huge construction projects but also for his paranoid personality and murdering (his wife and many others). Herod never gained acceptance by the Jewish people. Situated on a high hill, the Herodium was the palace he built between 23-15 BCE, 7 miles from Jerusalem and Bethlehem; both cities are visible from it. The ruins have been discovered and preserved by Israel and archeologists and include a fortress, a visiting area (for all sorts of personal and political discussions), a sauna and shower, theater room (with HDTV), and as Ranana says, “lots and lots o

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