And We’re OFF!!!!
Last week was the first of many exciting Wednesdays in Kitah Gimmel.
As promised, our Wednesdays will be devoted to “Kef L’tayel B’Yisrael” (It’s fun to travel in Israel).
We took off on our El Al flight from Charlotte to “N’mal Teufah Ben Gurion” (Ben Gurion Airport) in Lod.
Our classroom was transformed into a “Matos” (airplane), we each received a “Degel Yisrael (Israeli flag) and “mastik” (chewing gum) to prevent the ear popping drama! We also got to watch the “Seret Ha’btichot” (Security video). Kef, kef, kef!!!!
This Wednesday, from the Ben Gurion airport we traveled south to the Negev. We visited the capital of Southern Israel, Be’er Sheva, one of the first locations in Eretz Yisrael where our forefathers Avraham and Sara, Yitzchak and Rivka, Yakov and Leah settled. We searched our Chumash B’reishit and we found it written clearly how each of our Avot lived in Be’er Sheva! Such scholars!
In the midst of this serious desert environment, complete with endless sand, snakes, scorpions and of course camels, the Israelis have successfully built a modern, beautiful city. Be’er Sheva today is filled with homes, malls, universities and businesses. We had to drink some “mayim im kerach” to cool ourselves down from the desert heat!