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 last week has been incredibly busy coupled with spotty WiFi, so I have failed at keeping a detailed dialog with you, dear reader. Here's an overview and gallery to catch you up. I'll post more detailed thoughts in the coming days. I think I left off after Tuesday's visit with Jenna Lewinsky and Jacob's… Continue reading Gallery and quick recap
It is approaching midnight but nobody wants to go to bed. Tomorrow we split up and most everyone heads home. This has been another amazing trip and we just don't want it to end... Earlier today, after a neat Torah study, we went to Independence Park in Jerusalem to meet dozens and dozens of others… Continue reading Last night in Jerusalem….
The last several days have been very busy! Planning and carrying out a wedding as well as three full days of trash pickup have caught up with most... everyone is exhausted, but happy. Tomorrow will be a half day working in the moshav, then Pesach prep and the Seder. Shabbat, and rest, will be welcome!… Continue reading Third day of cleaning complete…
One of the surprises for this Ani Yosef trip is that we are having a wedding. Tonight! Yesterday, in unseasonably cool weather, we enjoyed our first full day of trash pickup in an Orthodox suburb near Mt. Herzl train station. In addition to collecting hundreds of bags of trash, we had numerous very pleasant 'thank… Continue reading Picking up trash and wedding prep!
Pieter and Andrea as well as new couple, Jan Wilhelm and Trianka, are celebrating Shabbat with Kelly and me in a B&B in Tiberius. Pieter brought out a box of new songbooks that will be dedicated this week. Cover pictured at left. I'm so excited as these will help 'keep us on the same page'… Continue reading Shabbat Shalom from Israel