After a day of relaxing on the beach, we headed a few miles down the road to Jaffa. I had never been before and it was just the cutest little artsy town right on the Mediterranean. They said it did not used to be like this as it was once run down and Palestinian territory, however over the years, it has become a Jewish town and they have invested a lot of money in fixing it up. There wasn’t a ton to do here, but I am pretty sure I could take a day or so and find some art galleries to browse in!
We didn’t have a talk or message or anything here, however I did try to jot down some notes as our tour guide spoke.
- Jaffa is 5000 years old and has many biblical references.
- Jaffat (Noah’s son) settled here.
- King Solomon imported wood through the port in Jaffa.
- Jonah sailed away from here because he didn’t want to go to Babylon (modern day Baghdad) – you know the story, Jonah in the belly of a whale.
- Paul was in the town of Leda and came to Jaffa to bring Tabitha back to life (in Acts) and the vision that he had in Jaffa was important for the gentiles.
- The Church of Saint Peter is in Jaffa.
- The home of Simon the tanner is here.
Cute Christmasy lights decorated the streets of Jaffa
The whale sculpture, done by a local artist about the Biblical story.
CT3 and I in Jaffa with Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean in the background
The wishing bridge. They say you are supposed to find your Zodiac sign and stand by it and make a wish…I cant say I believe in all of that.
CT3 by his sign with the Church of Saint Peter in the background.
The Church of Saint Peter