With an emotional combination of sadness, excitement, hope and infinite appreciation, we packed up our house in Ra’anana and headed back to Needham with a lifetime of memories.
This past weekend was unusually hot, even by Israel standards. When we arrived at the Sea of Galilee late Friday afternoon, it was still well over 100 degrees! The rest of the weekend would be equally as hot. It was the perfect weather for all the water activities we had planned.
We continue to be impressed and inspired by so many wonderful organizations committed to tikkun olam (repairing the world).
While Allison’s actual 9th birthday isn’t until June 9th, we held her birthday party last weekend. She decided to limit the “sleep-under” themed event to her four closest school friends.
The first week and a half of May marked an emotional time in Israel, replete with ceremonies of remembrance and festivals of celebration.
Danielle and I had always dreamed of celebrating Passover in Israel.
Both of our parents also dreamed of celebrating Passover in Israel. Our grandparents shared that dream, as did their grandparents. For nearly two thousand years, our family dreamed the impossible dream… to one day have the opportunity to celebrate Passover in the Land of Israel.
All the schools in Israel are closed these two weeks for Passover vacation. Because the holiday doesn’t start until Friday, we decided to check out Eilat for a few days.
It’s been a busy few months full of activities and milestones. No one event seemed to justify its own blog, so this post is intended to catch us up with a series of mini-blogs…
Israel has one ski area located on the 9,232 foot Mount Hermon, the northernmost point in Israel. The Israelis we spoke with were very free with their opinions about how small and crowded the ski area is. We decided to give it a try anyway, just for the novelty. Boy, were we pleasantly surprised!
Given how close we are this year to Egypt, we thought it would be a great opportunity to experience Cairo. With direct flights from Tel Aviv, we were able to squeeze everything we wanted to do into one weekend.