Sukkot is upon us! Tonight, at sunset, begins the week-long Feast of Tabernacles. The work of picking up trash and the challenge of the Yom haKippurim fast is behind us, so now we begin touring and enjoying the Land in the presence of the Lord. This morning I rose early to enjoy another stunning sunrise.… Continue reading Update and BIG gallery!
Our host, a moderately observant but self described 'spiritual' Jew, invited us for a walk uh Wadi Halilim, a nature preserve a very short drive from Givat Ye'arim. We value spending time with him, s, after a short time in the Scriptures, we packed some water and rode with him to enjoy the beauty of… Continue reading First rain of the season!
Following is a gallery of pics from today's hike. After the hike we had a nice visit with our host, Tzemach. Really, really good to catch up with him, but he did share some very challenging news. We are the last group to be staying in his home. As soon as we leave, after Sukkot,… Continue reading Gallery and a serious prayer request
Kelly and I arrived late yesterday evening after a long trip from the US. We are in Tzemach's guesthouse here in Givat Ye'arim, Israel. He named it 'Top of the World' years ago because of the view and location near the crest of this Judean hill. Dinner when we got in last night... antipasto.. In… Continue reading Shabbat Shalom from the Top of the World
The receipt for coffee at Aroma Café in Ma'ale Adumim is faded, but my chicken scratch on the back is still clearly visible. It hangs on my bathroom mirror and most days I look at it in wonder and remind Abba, "100. We are trusting You for 100!" Last year, Pesach 2018, a small group… Continue reading 100??!! (Getting stretched!… and, Prayer requests.)
The Ani Yosef Sukkot 2018 and Pesach 2019 trips has been a resounding success. We have witnessed Abba's blessing at every turn and more than 25% of participants are planning to be back at least once next year... While I have not had time or bandwidth to blog and share pictures and video, I will… Continue reading UPDATED: Dates for Sukkot 2019!