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Misgav Am

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019 - 3:50 pm

We met our new tour guide, Alex Milkin who made Aliya from NJ. He is married and has 4 children.  As we drove through the Galil he quizzed us on our knowledge of the tribes that lived there. We drove through the portion of Yissachar and Zevulun. Alex also talked about the landscape and the difference of valleys that are formed through erosion and tectonics. Yosef knew the difference and explained it very well.

Misgav Am is a kibbutz established in 1945 by Holocaust survivors from Romania. There are 350 people living there and in addition to agriculture, they make money from tourism.

They are right on the border of Lebanon and the view is breathtaking. We were spoken to by Besalel, who is a direct descendant of the Shpolor Zaide. Sara and Riki who are also descendants enjoyed meeting a relative of theirs. Besalel explained to us how it is to live with Lebanon and Hezbolah as your neighbors. There is an army base on the kibbutz because of its location. Besalel’s son talked to us about his service in the IDF. We were honored to meet 2 Druze IDF soldiers and hear 1st hand their dedication to the land. The people we met have a special love of the land of Israel.

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