Tag Archives: Jerusalem

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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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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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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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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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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Shalom from Jerusalem.

Passover preparations are complete….

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Pesach Preparation in Jerusalem

Last year at this time we said, “Next year in Jerusalem!!”  Well, here we are! Through the week have discussed Pesach and preparation as well as have shopped for the food for tonight’s celebration, but the full reality of it … Continue reading

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Priceless blessings!!

Late Shabbat afternoon, friend and gifted worship leader, James Block and his wife Leez strolled into the lobby to visit with many friends here. He and Solomon Lopez, Congress music leader, have known each other and conversed for five or … Continue reading

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Mercy!! (For travels…)

Flying to Israel tonight/tomorrow. Have had most details worked out for a long time, then, due to snow in New York, my phone started to blow up with flight cancellations, panicked fellow travelers, etc!! Spent hours on the phone, squeezed … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Debate: An excellent series on a challenging topic….

Having just returned from Jerusalem and celebrating my second feast in the Land, I can tell you that being there changes me.  You may also understand from numerous travel posts concerning our most recent trip, being in Israel at the … 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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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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Shabbat Shalom 

So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’ It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made heaven … Continue reading

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