From Rabbi Weber
You were in ISRAEL this summer? Weren’t you scared?
On the last day of our recent Rodeph Torah/Jewish Federation trip to Israel, I told our group that they would be asked this question again and again when they returned home. To prepare them for the inevitable, I asked everyone to tell me what they were scared about during our 11-day journey through the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Tel Aviv, the Negev, the Dead Sea, and of course, Jerusalem. Here are their responses:
- I was scared I would run out of money on our shopping trips.
- I was scared I would explode from over-eating.
- I was scared my wife would insist on buying a condo here before we left.
- I was scared I would be the first person not to float in the Dead Sea.
- I was scared our luggage would never arrive (long story, but it did – eventually).
- I was scared I wouldn’t survive the taxi ride in Jerusalem.
- I was scared the trip would end.