Shabbat in Jerusalem

I am writing this Friday afternoon here in Jerusalem where most are preparing for a family dinner tonight after Shabbat has officially come in. Shelli and I are invited to the home of Nir, our Migdal Arbel project head. 

As we talked on the phone, he told me it would be noisy. His brothers and their families will be there. Lots of children. I told him I was used to that.

Family—so important to the Father. I think there are no people who exemplify this more than the Jews. They practice family. Shabbat after Shabbat. Pesach after Pesach (Passover). Sukkot after Sukkot. Etc. Families gather. And more often than not, they eat!

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