“After the Ten Plagues and 40 years, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea into the Promised Land”
That’s about how long it took for me to convince my lifelong friend Matt to finally come to Israel. Ok, maybe I exaggerated a bit, but Matt, his wife Carla and I have been friends since University in the States in the early 1980s so we have known each other for almost four decades and I finally got them here.
Then and Now
My wife Karen and I love to host friends from back home. We don’t get as many visitors as promises to visit as we would like but when we do, it is really a special experience for us. I think my favorite part is how their perception of Israel as it is portrayed on the mainstream media is completely transformed after a few short days here. Israel is a thriving progressive place; not a third world war ravaged country as some are believed into thinking. But you have to see it to believe it of course.
A bit of History, Eating, Drinking and More
After touring the usual spots like Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Masada and Tel Aviv beach, we gave our guests a taste of the local flavor; the Midrehov in Zichron Yaakov, Caesarea Port, Nachsholim Beach, and the German Colony in Haifa to name a few. At the end of our visit, our friends returned to the States raving about our tiny country in the Middle East. Their grown children, although not raised Jewish, have also come to visit on Birthright in the past year with the same positive “take away”.
I am not an Ambassador to Israel or a Sheliach for sure, however I hope that my personal experiences shared using my website as a vehicle help to elevate the understanding of Israel and alleviate the misconceptions…
Please come to visit Israel soon…