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April 5- 
  
Haifa -

Drove along Wadi Milkh [[Milk]], to Bat Shlomo (Rothschild old settlement) Yokneam [[Yokne'am]], and crossed the Kishon River passing Tivon [[Tiv'on]] & Kiriat Amal to Nahalal, the Hadassah Agricultural School to visit Moshav Ovdim, (cooperative village) Then thru the beautiful valley of Emek, established during the last 40 years, from drained wasteland & swamps. Again, as in Biblical times, it is abundant & green. In the background, the mountains of Bilboa [[Gilboa]], where King Saul & his sons were slain, of whom King David said - "Let no dew fall on your mountain tops, where the mighty have fallen." All this journey, one passed prehistoric caves in the mountainside where Arabs, Bedouins still take refuge today. Their depths are cool in summer & warm in winter.

To Nazareth, to visit old streets, see Arabs, the tomb of Mary. Old dwelling of Jesus, when he was 3 yrs old & came with Mary & Joseph to live until his 27th year. The two thousand year



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Haifa -
Nazareth. 
Israel, April 5.
'Ein Hod' Artists' Village

caves, the stone niches for storing of provisions, the dark holes in the stone floors, barred with iron, for storage of food & grain, the tremendous depth & width of the stone cistern for the storage of rain water the color & mystery of the old stone walls, all impressed me deeply.

Then to Affula, (center of Emek) to visit the old, established Emek Kibbutz.

We had made a stop, too, at the artists' village, formerly entirely Arab, & rebuilt in original state by the Israeli artists there, "Ein Hod, Saw the village cafe, with decorations by Marcel Yanco, & center, decorated very well, by Mokadi. Met Yankif Hoffman, sculptor in ceramics who looks like a young brother of Ahron Ben Shmuel. He knew of Ahron. Interesting to see the artists, living there so beautifully & primitively. Wonderful site & atmosphere.

In Evening, had a visit from Dvora Apfelbaum, Mr. & Mrs. Israel Adiv (Director, Histadrut Bank - friends Hacohen)
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