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Dental Israel

February 1st, 2012

Israel’s a place you must come and visit, and it’s connections to the dental world are not ignored.

Above is a very important image. It shows Johnny and Phillip in a marzipan mouth. And you can find it at the Marzipan Museum in Kfar Tabor. This is one of the 3 villages, this one Jewish the other 2 Arab, located on Mount Tabor, famous for being the location of the Transformation of Jesus Christ and also the site of the battle between Barak and the army of Jabin, commanded by Sisera during the leadership of the Israelite judge Deborah in the mid 14th century BCE. (Thanks, Wiki-P).

Dental people are usually fascinated by Israel. Jörg and Johannah Marchesani are spending a week here. Jörg is now semi-retired; he was the owner of the Willvonseder & Marchesani company in Vienna/Austria, which was, among other things, the agent for the Oral B line.

Here are the Marchesanis at Belvoir Fort, one of the 14 Crusader forts in Israel, and one of the best-preserved. The following is from Wikipedia:

“The Knights Hospitaller purchased the site from Velos, a French nobleman, in 1168. Standing 500 metres (1,600 ft) above the Jordan River Valley, the plateau commanded the route from Gilead into the Kingdom of Jerusalem and a nearby river crossing.[2] To the north was the Sea of Galilee and west were hills.”

We then visited Yardenit, where John baptised so many, and where, today, so many wish to be baptised. This picture shows some nuns feeding the ever-present and very friendly sea rats who share the limelight with the ceremonies.

And the following (I think great) image is of our Austrian couple lost in the Winter mist while walking on Mount Herzl, site of the graves of Israel’s past-leaders: Lea and Itzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol and the man himself.

So a place to see…

Stephen

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