Pesach 2020, Sukkot 2020

Dates for Pesach and Sukkot 2020

16¬†Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17¬†Every man shall give as he is… Continue reading Dates for Pesach and Sukkot 2020

Sukkot 2019, Uncategorized

Update and BIG gallery!

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!

Sukkot 2019, Uncategorized

First rain of the season!

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!

Pesach 2019

Rain, Sunshine and Sheep (Gallery!!)

While this is only my fifth trip to Israel, it has easily been the coolest and rainiest. (Is rainiest a word? It fits!) Nobody here remembers a spring with so much rain, and the weather remains unseasonably cool. The day after Shabbat, the forecast was for more rain and very cool temperatures, so we decided… Continue reading Rain, Sunshine and Sheep (Gallery!!)

Pesach 2019

4 Cups, 5 Languages, and a Park

Pesach with the Ani Yosef team was special. While picking up trash in the days before Pesach, we talked of removing the trash from our heart. Friday evening we celebrated Pesach, or Passover, with the four cups. We pondered the release from both physical and figurative Egypt, release from sin and expectation of the Messiah.… Continue reading 4 Cups, 5 Languages, and a Park