Purim

After wasting a few hours watching bad movies in the hotel room, we were ready to head out for our last night on the town and to celebrate Purim.  For our closing banquet we headed to Messa to sample the best of Tel Aviv haute cuisine.  The room was beautiful but the menu lacked focus … Continue reading Purim

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Shabbat Shalom

The final leg of our roadshow took us from the Galilee to Tel Aviv via mountain roads surrounded by farms and breathtaking views.  Hours in the car melted away and we were soon crawling through the pre-Shabbat [Sabbath] traffic searching for our hotel. Tel Aviv is a bustling city, her skyline dotted with construction cranes … Continue reading Shabbat Shalom

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Dear Abbey

16 March Dear [Chad], I am so happy that you are having the experience you are having.  I am concerned about the religious aspect of your journey.  You are wrapping thefilin and spending a lot of time at the Kotel.  They try to lure you in and make you feel guilty that you have not … Continue reading Dear Abbey

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Yad Vashem

How do I put words to the experience of visiting the Holocaust museum?  Should I even write about it or just leave the section blank?  I don’t really know. Admission is free and photographs are not allowed.  The building is modern and shaped like a long triangular fort, made of unadorned gray concrete.  You enter … Continue reading Yad Vashem

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