As if the last few months haven’t been busy enough, we have begun the process of planning a return trip to Israel. Along with friends, we have booked plane reservations and have rented a house just outside Jerusalem for Sukkot and will stay in Israel for the Second Bney Yosef Congress.
When we returned from our first trip last May, our boys met us at the door and said we could not go back without taking them. As it stands, it looks like we are taking most of them with us this Fall, so now we begin to figure out what we want to see, where we all want to go and what events in the Old City that we want to attend.
At the top of our list is participating in the Parade of Nations in Jerusalem. What makes this special event so exciting to look forward to is that dozens of friends will be there! I. CAN’T. WAIT!
We will be meeting, in their sukkahs, various Israeli friends that we have gotten to know over the last year. I have questions to ask and am looking forward to wonderful interaction and fellowship with Judah.
This past weekend, Al and Char McCarn stayed here and we had a chance to throw out some ideas for places we would like to visit on the days we have time to tour. Gamla, Masada, and various other battlefields are high on the list as well as parts of Northern Israel that we did not explore the last trip. Honestly, there is so much it would take a lifetime to truly take in and understand, so, how to plan for about 10 days of touring??
I would encourage each of you to strongly consider being in Jerusalem for Sukkot this year! It is striking me as something that will be very special. Prophetic events are unfolding with increasing rapidity!
I would also ask for your prayers as we plan and prepare. Taking most of the family is a bigger adventure than I have had in a while…
Instead of l’shana haba Yerushalayim, it is ‘this year (Sukkot) in Jerusalem!’