Category Archives: Travel

Updated!! – Come to Israel with us for Pesach 2018!!

***Only 3 spots left!!  Contact us if you would like more information or want to join us for Pesach in Jerusalem!!  (Why say, ‘Next year in Jerusalem,’ when you can BE there?) Al McCarn and I, along with our wives … Continue reading

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Davening in the rear galley of a 777

There are still so many stories bubbling up from our recent trip to Israel.  It was such an  incredible trip that I am still processing the many events.  Even our flight home was ‘off the chain…’ During our 21 days … Continue reading

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The beauty of a bridge…

The events of this past week on the US Presidential stage as well as in global economic and military arenas have been nothing short of amazing.  But, something far greater has begun taking shape and though it is invisible to … Continue reading

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A day in the Golan…

We’ve been home several days now, but there is still so much to share from our 21 days in Israel.  Maybe tomorrow I can share about davening in the rear galley of a 777 and two incredible conversations on the … Continue reading

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Where’s Wald…, er, Rambo?

I guess you guys can tell, I’ve finally gotten over the writing hold up.  A combination of fatigue and being too full of all the incredible stuff I have been processing that I have not been able to write. Mostly, … Continue reading

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Two great lights and a lot of fireworks…

We had had a wonderful day with several Breaking Israel News reporters on the last day of the Second B’ney Yosef Congress when Al McCarn and I had the privilege of driving Eliyahu Berkowitz back to his home in Katsrin, … Continue reading

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Traveling home today

The Congress is over and I am still processing the magnitude of the events I have seen and experienced in the last three weeks.  I will be writing a lot once I get my feet back on the ground and … Continue reading

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Embraced!!

I really should be packing.  Or, I should be asleep.  We have an early day tomorrow to get in some touring in northern Israel before checking in by mid-afternoon at the hotel for the Congress.  But, I’m processing.  This trip … Continue reading

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Last day in Jerusalem, a mixed bag….

Tomorrow is Simchat Torah and then we head to Ariel for the Congress, so we made our last trip into Jerusalem today.  Not having visited the Kotel yet, we made that our very first priority and, like last time, it … Continue reading

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“In the Courts of my King!”

Following is a guest post written by my son Jeremiah. This whole trip has been quite the experience. Hi, I’m Jeremiah Rambo, Pete’s second born. I’m 17 years old, and beginning to find my feet in the world that I … Continue reading

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Dancing with Tzemach, Nadav and Dalia

Last erev Shabbat we had the special privilege of having our host join us for dance.  As I related in a post about it, at close friend of his who happens to be a Jewish folk dance instructor was downstairs, … Continue reading

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Good eats in Modern Jerusalem Restaurant

Last year, as I recall, I took and shared tons of food pics.  This year, because we are traveling with three teenage boys, we are quite glad to be renting a house from Tzemach through AirBnB.com.  Expenses have been much … Continue reading

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What an AMAZING day!!

I’m pretty sure that I can’t even begin to describe today, but I’m going to give it a shot… The experiences were wonderful, but the lessons learned were even more special. Al McCarn and I, along with my two youngest … Continue reading

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Dayenu, at Sukkot??

Today was another amazing day!  We waited with great anticipation the arrival of David and Deborah Harding of Australia along with special guest, Bulkunu, of the Aboriginal people.  They showed up here looking exhausted, even a bit shell-shocked, after a … Continue reading

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First day of the Feast, and a prayer request… (more pics, too!)

Last night, I dropped a quick post about sitting in the sukkah of Aharon.  Today, the high Shabbat, was restful day with some surprises! Everyone slept in, but by about 10 a.m., we were all up.  Most found a quiet … Continue reading

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