|Omer and Zahava|
What I liked best was at the end of the wedding just before Omer broke the glass he said: "If I forget thee Oh Jerusalem, let my right hand wither, let my tongue stick to my palate if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my greatest joy" (Psalm 137).
|Under the Chupah|
|Ready for Pesach in Machane Yehudah|
|Leading Birkat Hamazon|
Again we mention our connection to Jerusalem and Israel in this prayer just as I had heard at the wedding the previous night.
I was glad to have spent a few days with Ethan and see what he is learning and doing. To see the students fully immersed in all things Jewish and all things Israel. After this banquet all of the students and madrichim on EIE were moving to a youth hostel in Jerusalem so that the kibbutz could kasher for Pesach. There is no way to escape that this holiday is fast approaching. To live and breathe Judaism has always been very meaningful to me and to watch all the EIE students doing this warms my heart as an educator but more importantly as a Mom.