Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm Crossing the Red Sea

Shalom Girls & Boys:

You know what I like about living in Israel? I've got several  "Like"s but one of the things I like best is that I can go to the places I read about in the Bible.

Passover is just a few weeks away and I'm reading all about the Children of Israel leaving Egypt.

Way back then there was no GPS.  It could be that there was a short route to The Promised Land, but Moses chose the long way around, through the desert to the Red Sea, which parted in 2, making a beeline straight to the Promised Land.

Hey, shouldn't that be a flyline?
I know...STOP with the puns!
Still, I'm going to take a ZvuviLine to the Red Sea.
Here it is. The body of water that the Children of Israel crossed.

Isn't it beautiful? You can even see some coral reefs. Today, the Red Sea brings you directly to Eilat, the southernmost city in Israel. The temperature in this city can get really hot, but it's one of the coolest places around. I love flying over to the Coral World Underwater Observatory where I get a fly's eye view of the most amazing fish. They are the residents of the Red Sea, and I'm kinda wondering: when the sea divided into 2 and The Children of Israel walked on the dry path in the middle, did they see fish floating in the waves if they looked to the left or the right? If they did, it had to be very distracting. It's hard to concentrate on running away from the Egyptians when you see fish like this:

Sounds fishy to you? Come to Israel for Passover and see for yourself.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Purim Spaghetti Western Made in Israel

Shalom Boys & Girls:

Before I start working on my Purim costume I'm going to sit in my Director's seat and watch a new animated Purim clip that's Made in Israel.  It's a spaghetti western starring Mordechai, Haman and Achashverosh. Hey, wait a minute. That ties in with the Purim custom post you received last week. I get a feeling I know what I'm going to dress up as. But back to the clip. There are no subtitles, but there are two versions: Hebrew and English. Enjoy both and have a Happy Purim.