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 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…
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
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)