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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2015, 06:28:24 PM »
A fairytale supposedly about Rashi's mother when she was pregnant with Rashi. The wall moved in to save her from being smashed by an oncoming horse and carriage.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2015, 09:45:56 PM »
Amazing.

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #47 on: February 19, 2015, 09:47:31 PM »

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2015, 03:00:38 AM »
Border crossing to Lebanon:


My favorite pictures are always the "photography is forbidden" ones!

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #49 on: February 20, 2015, 03:13:15 AM »
Thanks! Your pics have finally pushed me over the edge- I'm definitely getting a REAL camera before our next trip :)

That looks quite new to actually be Rashi's house- they say it's the real deal?

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2015, 03:27:12 AM »
Thanks! Your pics have finally pushed me over the edge- I'm definitely getting a REAL camera before our next trip :)

That looks quite new to actually be Rashi's house- they say it's the real deal?
its called the raschi house but was built many years after rashi died

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2015, 03:42:13 AM »
its called the raschi house but was built many years after rashi died
Thanks, it looked old, but not 900 years old :-)

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2015, 08:05:48 AM »
its called the raschi house but was built many years after rashi died
IIRC they told us it was the house of Rashi, but was destroyed during the holocaust and later rebuilt with the original material.
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2015, 10:14:55 AM »
IIRC they told us it was the house of Rashi, but was destroyed during the holocaust and later rebuilt with the original material.
not sure who told you that, but they are mistaken. ditto with the mikva. makes for a good story though

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2015, 10:30:48 AM »
Nice very entertaining. 

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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2015, 11:01:19 AM »
not sure who told you that,

Tour guide, and I think maybe I heard the same thing from the museum staff.


ditto with the mikva. makes for a good story though
Wow, that makes everyone visiting there feel like a fool after realizing.

If I may ask, how do you know that it's not true?
(I agree the burden of proof is on them, but I'd still be interested to know if you have some more information about the legitimacy of all that)
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2015, 11:28:24 AM »
Washington DC 2013

Flights:
JFK-IAD UA Y
DCA-EWR UA Y


Hotel:
Embassy Suites Crystal City

Cost:
JFK-IAD: free
DCA-EWR: 10k UA
40k HHonors points


Short preview:

With God's help and a little of my intervention, I ended up with a few free one way tickets to Washington DC. I had to produce these tickets in order to make work of something (much better). Hint: AirTran.
I thought it might be a shaila of בּל תשׁחית not to make use of them, so we decided to do a day trip to DC with plans to fly in 10:00 AM in the morning and fly back on the same day 8:00 PM to New York on a 4.5k Avios ticket.

We took the subway to JFK.
We had no luggage, just a small bag with 4 sandwiches and pretzels.
We landed on time in IAD.

We covered the Halacaust Museum, Bureau of printing and Engraving and just toured and taxied around town.

But when we got back to the airport for the return, AA first delayed the flight with 2 hours because of heavy rain and after finally boarding the aircraft and waiting 30 minutes on the tarmac with closed doors the captain announced that the flight is cancelled(!).
After getting back to the airport we realized that AA and UA grounded all planes and only US was still flying out that night. But of course their flight DCA-HPN was fully booked.

AA rebooked us on the next morning flight. But I didn't have my tefilin with me and that flight would get me back too late for davining, so I cancelled the ticket and booked an early morning award on UA for 10k.

We overnighted in the Embassy Suites. Got the presidential suite because of my HHonors Gold status (or more likely because they didn't expect anymore guests anyway..).



Next up: Cancun
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2015, 11:35:55 AM »
Embassy Suites: (the inside)









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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #58 on: February 20, 2015, 12:19:28 PM »
Those are great. I like the 5 numbered outdoor Jacuzzis in your PH Beaver Creek photos
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Re: JoeCha's Photo Bucket
« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2015, 01:05:50 PM »
Those are great. I like the 5 numbered outdoor Jacuzzis in your PH Beaver Creek photos
It made me try out all five  :D
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