Reflecting On Our Trip

The past two and a half weeks have left me with much to think about. As many of you know, Cheryl, the kids and I traveled through Israel with 26 other folks who joined us on Ramat Shalom’s Israel Adventure. For many of those who traveled with us, it was their first time in Israel. Watching them experience the power of the Jewish State, to lay their eyes on the Western Wall, to look down at the Dead Sea from the top of Masada, to dig in the soil of the Holy Land and discover 2,000 year old pottery shards, to feel the energy that fills the outdoor market in Jerusalem as Shabbat approaches – it’s beautiful to watch folks live all these things and more for the very first time. And for those of us who’ve been to Israel before, once, twice, three times or more, living Israel never…