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Israel Trip May 2022 -Blog

05/09/2022 04:51:29 PM

May9

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt

Something that can only be truly appreciated when in Israel, is what it means to live the Jewish calendar.  I am referring to the weekly calendar, not even to the Jewish holidays. After a restful Shabbat we set out yesterday, Sunday, which in Israel is a regular workday for Yad VaShem, to Israel’s memorial and museum to the Holocaust, which is always impactful.  Later the same day, we took a fun boat ride along the picturesque northern coastline of Israel.

From our base in Tiberias, in the north, which is by the Sea of Galilee, we took a guided tour of the Golan Heights in jeeps which navigated the tough terrain. A local resident shared with us stories about the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War, as well as the current Civil War in Syria, a war which has created 7 million refugees and resulted in the death of about ½ million Syrians.  Staying at the Galei Kineret, we have been treated to the outstanding cuisine of one of Israel’s premier and most well-known chefs, Assaf Granit. 

Tomorrow we conclude what has been an amazing experience with a visit to the beautiful coastal town, Caeserea. 

Lunch & wine tasting at a winery in the Galil                          An outpost on the Golan Heights

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