Why I Love Living in Israel, Continued…

Another in my series of "why I love living in Israel."  In the last four days I have:

  • Participated in an interfaith conference in the West Bank and discussed Moses with a Palestinian geologist.  A rabbi who volunteers with the Border Police was another participant, along with a former Israeli ambassador to an African country.
  • Celebrated the Sabbath at home, in the Holy City of Jerusalem, which is always a special experience…nothing like 100+ people in a room built for 90, singing with energy and enthusiasm and dancing to L'cha Dodi.

  • Went SCUBA Diving in the Red Sea and saw stonefish, lion fish, an octopus, trigger fish, clown fish, and a bunch of pretty coral.

  • Dropped my youngest daughter off at camp at the YMCA, which was designed by the same architect who designed the Empire State Building, who was charged with creating the most beautiful YMCA in the world.  My daughter has made Jewish and Muslim friends at camp who speak Hebrew, Arabic, and English, and she has a counselor named Mustaffa who mostly speaks to the campers in Hebrew.

And believe it or not, I also got some work done!

Reb Barry

Barry Leff

Rabbi Barry (Baruch) Leff is a dual Israeli-American business executive, teacher, speaker and writer who divides his time between Israel and the US.

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