After a peaceful Shabbat in Jerusalem, our riders and hikers made their way down south today. Watch today’s video and check out some of today’s photos – more coming soon!
Our hikers explored the Judean lowlands, trekking across rolling hills in the Ella Valley with views of vineyards and fields. Arriving in Adulam Park, some of the hikers climbed down into caves dating back to the time of Bar Kochba. The ancient winery in Adulam Park was quite the contrast to the modern Ella Valley Winery, where the hikers ended the day with a wine tasting.
Today’s beautiful biking took all the riders from the lush vineyards and fields of the Judean hills to the northern Negev desert, through rolling hills just inside the Green Line often adjacent to the security barrier. Many riders then toured the world renowned Netafim drip irrigation factory, which provides advanced agricultural technology to countries across the globe.
We have raised $456,000 as of this evening, surpassing our original fundraising goal of $450,000. We are now in Beersheva, getting ready for an early departure to Masada and Ein Gedi tomorrow morning.
Layla tov from Southern Israel,