Day 46-52: Days off in Nazareth, Nablus and Jordan
Days 46-52, April 14-20: Off in Nazareth/Nablus/Jordan. Samaritan sacrifice, ruins in Amman, uploaded pix, internet time.
During this time, I saw the Old Testament being acted out in real life in the form of the Samaritan Passover ceremony. I also made my tri-monthly visa renewal run to Jordan - you get a three-month stamp allowing you into Israel when you arrive, then you have to cross a border to get another. Every time I went to Jordan I was scared the Israelis randomly would decide not to let me back in, but it went smoothly every time. I always felt I was tapping into some supply of good luck that would one day run dry and abandon me to three days of interrogations and cavity searches.