Friday, February 20, 2009

Honeymoon with 46 People........... or............Why arn't They on the Bus ? Part 1 husband would tell you if you asked, the trip to Israel WAS NOT our honeymoon. He would say it was a gift to me to solidify and amplify my choosing to join the tribe. But in the spirit of compromise the trip WAS almost right after our nuptials. We were married on the last Sunday prior to Passover. Sunday the 13th to be exact. It was such a deal! Non-religious types didn't want to marry on the 13th and the religious would never plan such an event so close to Passover. So right after we celebrated our first Passover as a married couple off to Israel we went.....

1.5 hours in the rain and rush hour on a bus from the synagogue to the airport

13 or so hours New York to Tel Aviv

2 hours of getting off the plane...luggage collecting.... and tour bus finding

45 minutes of rush hour traffic from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Sheheḥeyanu and sunset overlooking the walls of the old city.....precious and well worth the time

"Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this season."

1 comment:

Melissa said...


The photos speak volumes. Mazel Tov on all of your special events in your life.

I have a dream to go to Israel someday. I can only imagine what a wonderful experience it must be.

Good Shabbos!


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