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Galilee, Israel
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Sunset over Safed, Galilee, Israel — August 8, 1996

With an elevation of 2,790 feet, the airy artist community of Safed has the highest altitude of any town in Israel. This prime location offers a cool retreat from the otherwise scorching weather found in the Galilee region. Although Safed has major religious significance, it is the artists, musicians and the scenic beauty that catch my affection. In fact, I would go so far as to say that Safed is reminiscent of my previous hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. Yet all things considered, I find one of the most interesting aspect about Safed is the many ways people spell its name: Safed, Safad, Safed, Saphet, Saffed, Safes, Saffad, Tsfat, Tsfet, Tzfat, Tzfet, Cfat, Zafet, Zafat, Zefat, Zefet, Zfat, Zfed and Zephath.


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The mitzvah of wearing tefillin, Safed, Israel — August 9, 1996


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Road near Metula, Galilee, Israel — August 8, 1996


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The mitzvah of wearing tefillin, Safed, Israel — August 9, 1996

Ascent of Safed — The center for Jewish mysticism in Safed and the Galil

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Enjoying the local culture, Safed, Galilee, Israel — August 8, 1996


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Fatima Gate or Good Fence, Metula, Galilee, Israel — August 8, 1996

During the Israeli occupation of Lebannon, injured Lebanese were allowed to cross this border for medical treatment.
Note the car of choice of the IDF: Mercedes 123

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Sea of Galilee, Israel — August 7, 1996


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Fatima Gate, Metula, Galilee, Israel — August 8, 1996


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Sunset over Safed, Israel — August 8, 1996


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Sunset over Safed, Israel — August 8, 1996

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