Sukkot Surprise in Jerusalem

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

Table ready in sukkah for meal

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

Beit Hanasi on sukkot ready for public

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,

Sukka Beit hanasi on Sukkot 5778 map with flowers and fruit of Israel

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.

But, surprise!

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

Happy Holiday sign at Israeli President's house on Sukkot 5778 - 70 years.

one special photo from Beit Hanasi Sukkah Open House

“Happy Holiday”

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.

חג שמח

12 thoughts on “Sukkot Surprise in Jerusalem

  • October 11, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Mazel Tov on the birth & Brit of your new grandson. Much nachas to & all your family.

    • October 11, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Chag sameach!

  • October 11, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Mazal tov again on the new grand…sukkah looks great and spacious!

    • October 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

      Thanks, maybe next year you will join us? Chag sameach

  • October 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    MazalTov! On the,Real Beit Shemesh Streets We moved into our new shul building, still in progress but we have all the necessities ( hey, do you really need a ceiling if you have a roof?)

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  • October 15, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Dear Sharon,
    Mazel Tov to you and your family.
    Thank you for all the pleasure you provide to us.

    • October 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

      Thank you

      Shavuah tov. Wishing you and family a good and healthy year.

  • October 15, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Nothing in the world says it like the pictures you posted. I will never
    understand how a Jew can go back to their “homeland” called America,
    England, Australia, all European cities and other parts of the world.”
    This wonderful country named Israel is the home for all Jews. The others
    well, okay to visit but not to live there!!!
    Shavua Tov and many other wonderful days that we Jews have to celebrate.

    • October 15, 2017 at 4:01 am

      Thank you Verna. Not all is good for sure. RJS aims to share what is happening. When tens of thousands march through streets in colorful pro-Israel parade and are ignored by main stream media, and an isolated incident is exploited, time to share more, now that holidays are over. Shavuah tov and thanks for commenting.

  • October 17, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Sharon,
    MAZEL TOV to you on your new baby grandson as well your beautiful website which I enjoy and always look forward to seeing. May we continue to hear of only simchas. All the very best to you, Billy and family for a healthy and happy year.

    • October 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you Faigie! Shana Tova and all the best to your family.


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