Batel Weisse-Gamzu (center), who moved to Beit El from Peru 16 years ago, with her husband, Yitzhak, and their four children.
(photo credit: BATEL WEISSE-GAMZU)
The biblical story of Jacob’s ladder, one that has long inspired awe and mystery among Jews, Christians and Muslims alike is being kept alive in the midst of the Samarian hillside at the settlement of Beit El, only a few miles from Ramallah.“I came here, and felt an even stronger connection, like this was the place. I looked around at everything, and I said, ‘This is what my kids need,’” says Joseph Maldonado, who works for the local council.
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