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We've Got the Same Thing In Las Vegas

By Tzvi Fishman
11/15/2009, 12:00 AM

Motzei Shabbat, I went to the Kotel to say Tehillim with Rabbi Leon Levi and students.

The Kotel

Afterward, around midnight, in order to get an additional spiritual lift before Rosh Chodesh, we drove up north to the holy city of Tiberias. We recited Tikun Hatzot at the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess, the great Mishnaic sage renowned for his miracles, where I prayed for Hashem to do the greatest miracle of all – bring the Jews home from the lands of the gentiles.

Tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNess

Next, we stopped to recite Tehillim at the tomb of the Rambam, five minutes away.

Tomb of the Rambam

We reached the holy city of Tzfat at around three in the morning, where we immersed in the pure, invigorating, mountain-cave mikvah of the Arizal.

Mikvah of the Arizal
Grave of the Arizal

After praying at his gravesite, we journeyed on to Meron, where we davened Vatiken, the sunrise service, at the Tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar.

Tomb of Rabbi Shimon

We drove back to Jerusalem along the breathtaking Jordan Valley highway.

"And the L-rd said to Abraham, Go to Monsey NY

Just like a typical Saturday night in Brooklyn, or Monsey, or Toronto, or Australia, or Las Vegas.

Chodesh Tov.