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Monthly archive June, 2012
Beach Week (More Time With My Brother)

Beach Week (More Time With My Brother)

I know I haven’t finished recapping my week-long trip to Israel. And I know you are waiting with bated breath for Day 5 and the all-encompassing finale. (Well, I know my mother is.) But I have to interrupt my previously scheduled posting. Just to share with you how insane my husband, and possibly the rest...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 4 (B'nai Mitzvah)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 4 (B’nai Mitzvah)

On the (early) morning of Day 4, we headed over to the Haas Promenade. A piece of land that overlooks Old Jerusalem. Where God first showed Jerusalem to Abraham. Not too shabby.Our group was dressed in their Sunday best as we got off of the bus and made our way over to the area that...
My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

My Israeli Adventure: Day 3 (Pottery, Tanks, Soldiers & Bugles)

Day 3 of My Israeli Adventure started out pretty early because our party of 13 had to make our way out to Beit Guvrin National Park. All I knew about the day’s itinerary was that we were going on an archaeological dig.And as with so much of this week-long trip, I didn’t ask any questions...
My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Food)

My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Food)

After a short, silent bus ride from Yad Vashem, our group ended up at the market. Not just any market. It’s called Mahane Yehuda. And it’s also known simply as “The Shuk.” We handed ourselves, and our stomachs, over to Tali Friedman. Tali is a well known Parisian-trained, Israeli chef with a culinary studio located...
Conversations With Myself: Saturday Morning Edition

Conversations With Myself: Saturday Morning Edition

I’m lying in bed this morning, trying to go back to sleep after I’ve had to get up and pee, which I’m starting to realize isn’t going to happen. So I just let my mind wander. And it started here: I’m really out of shape because my whole body hurts from bowling two days ago....
My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Tears)

My Israeli Adventure: Half of Day 2 (Tears)

Our second full day in Jerusalem was one of extremes. Extreme sadness while visiting Yad Vashem, the Holocaust history museum. And giddy happiness while touring Machne Yehuda, a food market full of amazing tastes, smells and sounds. First thing in the morning, at Yad Vashem, we got to know our guide Hazy Flint. I had...