Monday, June 15, 2009

A Brief Summary

     Well, I'm not sure where to begin this entry.  The last week has been filled with so many intense and incredible events and experiences, processing them is sure to take much longer.  So, here are some of the highlights.  We celebrated Shabbat in Jerusalem, going to the Western Wall Friday evening.  We then went to various households throughout Jerusalem for Shabbat meal on Saturday.  Yesterday we went and hiked Masada, a mountain in the desert where Herod built a palace, but the Jews then used seventy years later as the place for their last stand against the Romans.  After hiking Masada, we went and floated in the Dead Sea.  It's incredible, you literal can't go under water if you try.  There is so much salt and so many minerals, because it's the lowest place on earth, that you just float.  
     Spending several days in Jerusalem was incredible.  Such an amazing city.  We're now up in the Golan Heights, going for a hike tomorrow through waterfalls.  The terrain here varies so drastically from place to place.  After two days here in the Golan, we'll be in Sfat for four days, an ancient town in the north where Kaballah came to fruition.  
     Needless to say, these postings are a bit scattered and not as coherent as I normally write; an indication of my thought process.  Israel is intense on just about every level, so trying to write about it while being completely immersed in it is a bit disorienting.  The people are incredible, the youth are full of purpose.  Anyway, this has the tone of rambling at this point so I'll sign off here.  Thanks for reading.  

1 comment:

  1. i'm glad to hear you're having such a great time. i can't wait for your next entry. love you!