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Life Lessons with Judy Simon
Before making Aliyah to Israel, Tzvi Fishman was a Hollywood screenwriter. He has co-authored 4 books with Rabbi David Samson, based on the teachings of Rabbi Kook, Eretz Yisrael, Art of T'shuva, War and Peace, and Torat Eretz Yisrael.
If you are looking for magnificent mountains, awe-inspiring wildernesses, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, crystal clear beaches, spirituality, fun, and all the luxury and excitement the world has to offer, you don’t have to shlep to Thailand and India – Eilat has it all!
We just got back from a three day, blogless, fun, and spiritually uplifting vacation to Eilat. When the Torah says that the Land of Israel doesn’t lack anything, it's right. From the snow-capped Hermone, to the forests of the Galil, and the beaches of Netanya, to the Holy City of Jerusalem, and the incredible tropic beauty of Eilat, this country has everything.
It’s interesting that in addition to Jerusalem, the top of the world, Israel also has the Yam HaMelech, which is the lowest.
Wherever you find holiness, you’ll also find the opposite. On the one hand, if you are looking to envelope your body in mud baths, sunshine, mineral water, hot baths, warms baths, cool pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, massages, steam rooms, health clubs…. the Dead Sea is the place. But it is also the place where King David composed some of his most transcendentally spiritual Psalms. It all depends on you.
This week’s Torah portion talks about the Mishkan whose walls were made from the wood of Acadia trees. Driving down to Eliat, you see them all over.
If you’re looking for minyans, mikvahs, kosher food, and a spiritual high, they’re waiting for you in Eilat.
If you’re looking for luxury and beauty, you’ll find it there too.
We had a great time! I can’t wait to go back!
Chodesh Adar tov!