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
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!
Seven days from tonight the Ani Yosef Pesach team will be gathering in Giv'at Ye'arim!! Many will be in Israel as early as Thursday, but we don't converge on the team site until the beginning of Pesach week! We've been planning and waiting with great expectation. We have a smaller team this time which will… Continue reading Countdown!! T-7 (days)