My guest Miriam Feinberg Vamosh was an Israel tour guide for forty years. Today she “walks” us through the Temple Mount with Psalms of praise, the Garden Tomb, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the pool of Bethesda, and the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem.
Miriam was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and has lived in Israel since 1970. Her love affair with the Bible and ancient sources – which led to her series of books on daily life in Bible times, her historical novel The Scroll, and hundreds of articles – grew over many years as a tour educator. Miriam’s interest in the New Testament began with the respect that she learned for people of other faiths and cultures from her parents, older brother, and sister. Her writing, and her translating, and editing of scholarly research on biblical antiquity on the one hand, and her work as a translator on the news desk of the critical, cutting-edge Israeli daily, Haaretz, on the other, come together in a complex whole that, for Miriam, makes life in Israel a never-ending search for meaning.