If you love art and music, and especially if you love to study the scripture, Safed (pronounced ‘Sfat’) will feel like home to you. The ancient stone walls and paths take you through a section filled with memories of famous Rabbis and seekers throughout history. In a few hours you can see Rabbis, a certified scribe (sofer),
Shalom! Thirteen months ago I said, “Yes, Lord, here I am, send me,” to His calling me to serve in His promised land. Since then, God has graciously walked me through the process of letting go of my belongings so that I could experience the fullness of His plan for me without any strings attached.
So we took a leisurely look at the botanical gardens, told the oasis ‘so long, for now’ and made our way to Jerusalem… For a good while, along the highway, we could see the Dead Sea…. the greenish blue water made the mountains in the distance seemed dreamy, almost imaginary… We arrived very late at night and were
Our senses were delighted by fresh smells and emerald green foliage. We saw unusual as well as familiar species of plants. Nothing looked dead, or even sick, it was all abundantly thriving! Join us in Israel!
Early in the morning, just outside our door, down a short sidewalk path, this view of the misty grey sky revealed how close we were to the Dead Sea! A turn of the head and POW! Different scenery! From oasis, to desert, to the Dead Sea… Here we enjoyed the contrast between lush green botanical
We made it to the Synagogue! For our day of fasting, we decided to go to the water and rest in the peace of the WORD. While searching for a good place to look out over the beautiful sea, we found ruins with a tile mosaic floor on top of
Each street in the section has its own theme for decor above. Such fun! Early in the morning, we walked ten minutes to the location of the Sukkot Celebration, with Barry and Batya Segal, Alyosha and Jody Rabynov, and a special morning speaker and dear friend of The Crossover Project, Dr. Victoria Sarvadi. After she
In the morning, we accompanied D’vorah to Shiloh, the ancient site of the Ark of the Covenant. There, we met D’vorah’s friend, who showed us the Synagogue, and shared her interesting life there, in the orthodox Jewish community. She fed us a fabulous Ethiopian style lunch and took us on a little walk to the ancient resting
First, we journeyed to pick up our friends, Paul and Jan….. then, on to Kfar Saba for a Torah Celebration! Our dear friend, Rabbi Itzhak Shapira, visited to bless the arrival of a new Torah Scroll with a congregation in his home town. The crowd filled the room, rejoicing in the Torah with loud and exciting praise! Rabbi Shapira gave a
Lesley and Petra were hoping to become acquainted with their neighbors…their first sukkah made the connection for them! The morning was full of anticipation! Petra and Lesley were ready to make the sukkah happen. Rozalie and Lesley gathered special greenery from the yard, and fruit, then added some of the decorations from the store. Lesley already