Sukkot 2019

Shabbat Shalom from the Top of the World

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

Pesach 2019

Gallery and quick recap

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

Pesach 2019

Third day of cleaning complete…

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…

Pesach 2019

Picking up trash and wedding prep!

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!