Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem
I am in the middle of a wonderful trip to Israel with my family and I haven’t been able to blog very much. So far the trip has been very enjoyable. It is nice to be here during Chanukkah, and being a hotel where there is a not only a communal candle-lighting ceremony but also a separate table for dozens of families who light there own candles is one of those “only in Israel” things (see here for a recent post about Chanukkah candles in hotels). Not surprisingly, I am doing a little book shopping during the few minutes that I am not with my family. I am hoping to get some more done next week. One book which I was already able to buy and was recommended to me by a number of people is Israel Knohl’s Mei’ayin Banu. Knohl has gotten much attention lately because of his interpretation and translation of the “Messiah Stone.” Knohl’s latest book is about the origins of the Israelite people. I hope to get to read some of it over the next few days. Shabbat Shalom and Hag Urim Sameah.