We're going to try to start something new here on the blog: weekly photos of places/events that are going on here in Israel.
We are blessed to live in Israel, with all of its historical, spiritual and Biblical significance. At the same time, we know that not everyone has the opportunity to live here or even to visit. So, every week, we will visit a place and take photos to share with you. Usually these will have some sort of Biblical, religious, Zionist or perhaps even current-events significance.
The Old City of Jaffa (or Yafo in Hebrew/Arabic) is where we decided to start. It was a blustery winter day with a storm blowing in from the Mediterranean when we walked through the Old City and down to the port to take pictures. Why Jaffa? Well, it is mentioned in the Bible, where Jonah ran away from the Lord: "But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD." (Jonah 1:3, NIV).
And the storm blowing in certainly fits in with the next verse: "Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up." (Jonah, 1:4, NIV)
The link will take you to more photos in the photo album on our Facebook page.