The Bible Marathon was held October 6.
People raced from Rosh Ha’ayin to site of ancient Shilo,
a distance of 42 kilometers, a full marathon track.
I did not have time to go,
I was on a personal marathon,
racing through a packed holiday season.
So much happening in Jerusalem,
it is really hard to keep up.
For the first day of Sukkot lunch, we were 22 people,
from US, Mexico, USSR, Australia, France, South Africa
and more, all gathered in our sukkah for a meal.
Amazing if you take time stop and think about it.
President Rivlin honored a long-time tradition
and opened the gates of Beit Hanasi,
the Israeli President’s official residence, to the public.
As usual the Presidential sukkah featured
Israeli grown agricultural products,
this year a map of world was unusual and special.
From Beit Hanasi in the morning,
I had planned on walking into town to attend a bar mitzvah.
But also special on that day, was the weather.
Sure they had called for rain in the morning.
But first rain usually is a few drops of wet dirt.
Thankfully, I made it to a bus stop,
before the heavens opened up.
Below is one of several videos,
in case you think I am overstating.
I made it to the bar mitzvah.
It had moved inside from the sukkah,
but cleared enough to come out again for dessert.
So much more, but for now here is
one special photo from Beit Hanasi Sukkah Open House
Check back next week for holiday highlights,
Jerusalem March, Kites at Israel Museum, sukkot, etc.
Now back to kitchen to prepare for end of holiday week.