Monthly Archives: April 2018

Jerusalem for Passover, two pilgrims’ adventures….

One of the great joys of going up to Jerusalem for the feasts is to gather on the weekly Shabbats at Independence Park.  Some time back, it sort of became an unwritten date on every ephramite’s calendar: 2pm at Independence … Continue reading

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3rd B’ney Yosef National Congress Report ~ Ephraim and Rimona

Following is a terrific report from the 3rd B’ney Yosef National Congress.  Also, I want to give you a quick reminder to pray, promote and consider participating in the Bney Yosef organized trip to Jerusalem for Sukkot 2018!! Friday, April … Continue reading

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Jerusalem on $50 a day!! At Sukkot!! No kidding!!

**Update:  As of 5/22/2018, 59 spots already reserved. How would you like to spend 16 days in Israel before and during Sukkot 2018 for a shade more than $50/day per person?  Oh, the $50 includes breakfast and dinner!!  And, the … Continue reading

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Two FUNNY videos from Pesach….

So, we are back in the US and getting over jet lag while dealing with mild depression from having to leave Israel.  Honestly, “there” feels more like home than “here,” but I digress. As previously shared, we had an awesome … Continue reading

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They call mine a “Jewish soul”…

On board ElAl music plays softly on my headset, a lilting melancholy tune as we taxi. Thoughts of the Judean hills and views of Tiberius flit through my mind and my eyes are suddenly moist with tears. I’m surrounded by … Continue reading

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Traveling home

I love to travel but must say, it is a sickness. Somehow airports, security, sitting and food (airport and airplane) are either bad or worst. We arrived at Ben Gurion early only to find out our flight is already delayed … Continue reading

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Sunset and our time in Israel is fading….

Today has been another special day.  We began with an early breakfast on the covered patio before traveling into Jerusalem to attend synagogue at the invitation of Rabbi Rosenberg.  Our reception was very warm and we were excited to see … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem!!

Tonight marks the next to last night we are here and our last erev Shabbat (afaik) until Sukkot! It is a bitter sweet time of impending separation and trips to the airport, but we had a special evening of fish, … Continue reading

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The Highway of Holiness

The last time we stayed in this moshav, we had a number of feast days wherein we would stroll the afternoon away wandering through the neighborhood.  We have not had so much time this visit… until today. Last night as … Continue reading

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The everlasting Word!

When this was written, what commandments was the author or Author referring to? Just our verses later: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Maybe it should read, “trust in … Continue reading

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Surprise!! Tomorrow happened today!

Today started out on a decidedly slower note.  Exhausted, we slept later than usual.  I think I may have held the motionless ‘casketed pose’ (flat on my back, arms crossed on my chest) in bed for six or seven hours. … Continue reading

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Sowing and Reaping the Kingdom: Torah Commentary by Ardelle Brody

by Al McCarn on tenpartsintheking.com: Those who are familiar with Ardelle Brody’s Torah commentaries know the depth and breadth of her understanding of the Scriptures. We were pleasantly surprised this week to get a note from Ardelle asking to use … Continue reading

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Judah and Ephraim Speak!!

As with many of our recent days, we only had a vague idea what we were doing when we got up this morning, yet here I am amazed at how the day unfolded and the incredible implications!!  Our plans, from … Continue reading

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From Jericho to Capernaum and back…

Another long day and I am wiped out!!  Lots of driving today to take in several sights and to meet with a couple special people.  Ten of us set out in two vehicles early this morning and drove to the … Continue reading

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What a great day!!

Last night we had no idea what we were going to do today, though one item I needed to check off my list!  Before making this trip I had been in communication with author and former tour guide, Miriam Feinberg … Continue reading

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