Morning: Aphek & Ekron
We take a leisurely drive along the Coastal Plain, with its sparkling Mediterranean Sea. King Solomon’s ‘Song of songs’ likens Israel and G-d to spiritual partners. The plot of the best love stories often includes periods of separation, perhaps even to the verge of losing sight of one’s destiny. There are many interpretations and legends concerning the Cherubim atop the Ark’s cover. Did they actually turn their heads away from each other following Israel’s loss of their most cherished possession from G-d, the written commandments in the Ark? That’s precisely what happened in today’s uncovering of the trail. We meet the original Philistines that took the Ark and then plundered ancient Shilo.