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Play on Words When Touring the Holy Land

* The first constipated man in history was Cain. He wasn’t Abel.

beit shean toilets

Jerry and friends at a public latrine in Beit Shean

* Moses on the other hand did not suffer the same – He took two tablets.

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* There are several traditions about the burial place of John the Baptist [Machaerus; Samaria; Mazor, and Jerusalem].

So he rests in pieces.

john the baptist crypt samaria

A crypt in Samaria beleived to be related to the burial of John the Baptist

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Mount Tabor is a beautiful rounded mountain in the lower Galilee. Seeing it for the first time, R. Boteach said it is a “breast taking view”.

Nain and Mount Tabor

A view of Mount Tabor from Nain in the 19th century.

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* R. Yehudah “the Hassid” died in Jerusalem in 1700 from stale food. Perhaps he is the first recorded case of a Hummuside..

Hummus abu shukri

Abu Shukri’s Hummus

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* Mount of Olives is famous also for its sacred Jewish Cemetery, and many Jews still wish to be buried in it. They are dying to get in..

mount of olives

A cloudy day at Mount of Olives..

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* When you entered an ancient public latrine, the entrance sign was probably: URINE a public latrine..

caesarea latrine

Danny telling poop jokes while seated with students on an ancient latrine in Caesarea

 

* How to create Holy Water? Boil the hell out of it!