Tag Archives: Jerusalem

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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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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An Unorthodox Shabbat

Our first Shabbat on this trip has come to a close, we have finished the oneg (post shabbat dinner) and are relaxing. The Barking Fox and I are blogging, Silas has been drumming, Dorothy, Katie and Jeremiah are dancing while … Continue reading

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A walk around and a few quick pics

All other adults in our group chose to help with the grocery run before Shabbat.  I elected to stay with the boys and take a walk through the neighborhood.  (Come to think of it, maybe they left me with the … Continue reading

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Our most amazing host, Tzemach

Our host is an amazing and gifted artist. Last night, as we checked in, I noticed numerous insets in the walls surrounding the house that had various Hebrew passages or writing painstakingly inscribed.  I did not think much about them … Continue reading

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Creative kafe in Gi’vat

A glorious view welcomed us this morning. Late last night, we drove into Giv’at Ye’arim in the dark and, after a Pink Panther-esque car parade through the village, several times, we found the house we have rented.  Situated high in … Continue reading

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Traveling international with family

I was thinking yesterday how blessed we are to be taking three of our boys with us on this trip to Israel.  For them it is their first international trip and for one it is his first commercial flight/airport experience. … Continue reading

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Setting my face toward Jerusalem

After months of preparation and anticipation, the time has come.  I wrapped up things at work, cleaned my office and said a few ‘see you later’s, then walked out the door.  Tomorrow morning, we board a flight to Toronto and … Continue reading

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Meet Valerie Bulkunu!! [Updated with photo]

A few days ago I wrote about the unique opportunity we have to help provide a scholarship to Valerie Bulkunu for the Second B’ney Yosef National Congress.  Well, I am excited to introduce her to you so that you know … Continue reading

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