May 19, 2007
1 Sivan 5767
"What!! You've never been to Israel??" scolded the Israeli man next to me on a flight in Thailand. "Shame on you."
"Jan, your travels are incomplete" said a friend to me just recently.
"I am hoping to read your Travel Letters from Israel " said Jeff in Bangkok.
"It's always a good time to go to Israel" said a fellow congregant at the Beth Elisheva Synagogue here.
Well, my friends, now is the time. Finally, I am taking my first trip to The Middle East.