Letters from Lightstone: Sites and Sounds of Israel, Part 8

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Follow ZoomerMedia’s Marilyn Lightstone as she travels to Israel this summer to bring you first-hand coverage of this culturally rich country. In this dispatch, she sends a letter to her friend Leanne Wright.

Dear Leanne:

It’s Day 2 of Moses Znaimer’s ideacity, which means that – PR guru that you are – you are undoubtedly One Busy Lady!
Nonetheless, I wanted to tell you that I’m finding Israel every bit as fascinating as you did when you were here a short while ago.

The pictures I’ve included were taken at a church that the Germans rebuilt here in the mid-19th century at the site of the first church ever! It’s located in the area where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes, the story of which is told in the original Byzantine mosaic floor, which is in a remarkable state of preservation! The Benedictines are taking care of the site, and they’re doing a remarkable job,

One of the other photos I’m sending is of the world’s first baptismal font. All quite fitting as it was in this area that Jesus preached.

There was an Italian group visiting while we were there and their musical devotions were so beautiful.

And then, fish pond fancier that I am, I just HAD to include at least ONE shot of their delightful koi pond, which reminded me of our pond at home.

Say hello for me to all my pals attending ideacity, would you?

More to come…


Marilyn Lightstone is the host of the nightly radio series Nocturne on the New Classical 96.3 (a ZoomerMedia property).