Sorry to say that our visit to Israel has come to end, but - what a
fitting end. Today in Israel, it is Yom Hashoah. Last nite was an
amazing world-wide live broadcast of "the Yom Hashaoch Memorial Program"
from Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Words cannot express what we heard and
This morning, while we were walking on King George
Street in Tel Aviv, at 10:00 am, an air raid siren blasted for one minute
throughout the whole country of Israel. Everything stood completely
still and quiet. Cars and buses stopped and turned off their engines,
motorcyclists stopped in the middle of the street and removed their
helmuts, pedestrians froze in their tracks and everyone remembered the
six million plus who perished in the Holocaust. A complete minute of
silence throughout the whole country ... it's something Bernie and I
will never forget as long as we live.
Farewell Israel, we love you and will be back soon!