We have eaten so much dairy
Shalom from a very hot Jerusalem. I guess Summer has arrived and would guess it is in the 90′s today with a very light breeze.
Last night, Will and I went to the Western Wall to celebrate Shavuot. (The weather was warm, but bearable.) It is one of the three holidays, that Jews gather in Jerusalem, the other two being Passover and Tabernacles. We have also eaten so much dairy foods. We arrived there about 7pm and sundown was about 8:30. Very few people were there when we got there, so we got a great spot for pictures and people watching. About 8:30, the plaza was crowded with most people wearing white. It was so moving to remember that the Holy Spirit was sent at Shavuot/Pentecost and I was standing in Jerusalem where it happened.
I had the best cheesecake this morning for breakfast (more dairy). Creamy and light. I had double portions, it was so good. Jerusalem is quiet again for this holiday. Most businesses are closed and the city will come alive after sundown.
The Byrd family (Randy, Debbie and Rachel) arrived safely last night and I got to visit with them today. First on the agenda was a walk to the old city and the Western Wall. Most everything was closed, but we got to walk around the Jewish Quarter and the City of David. Lunch was at the YMCA across the street from the King
David Hotel. We were very grateful they were open. The food was good. I had the tomato/mozzarella salad ( yes, dairy). Chicken Salad, big burger and chicken strips were all good.
The tour group is on their way to Israel and I meet up with them tomorrow afternoon. Please keep us in your prayers.
I am planning on blogging while on the tour. Thanks for reading.