Wendy Yaniv of www.5sensestourisrael.com writes about why she is passionate about visiting Israel
If you’ve never visited Israel before, it’s a hard thing to describe but I’ll give it my best!
At sundown on Friday night the Jews welcome in the Sabbath and the lead-up to that moment is an experience to be had!
Religious or not, Jewish or not … you feel something special in the air. Shopping is at a feverish pitch to complete all shopping before the stores close at 2 pm (and do not open until Saturday night or Sunday morning). The smell of the fresh breads and cakes tease your senses, the mounds of fruits and veggies create a vibrant color palate that make you smile and beautiful fresh flowers are just waiting to be bought to take their place at the table! ‘
We all know Israel is a tiny country with an incredibly intricate, complicated tapestry. Shabbat is one of those times that is becomes very evident. While Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are only 1 hour away, the difference between the 2 cities and how Shabbat is celebrated is extreme!
Tel Aviv? Shabbat is celebrated by strolling along the beach, sitting in cafes, taking life at a slower pace, cooking a fabulous dinner to be had with all of the family and just taking a deep breath!
Enjoy the scenes of Shabbat in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv! And yes … it’s spring in January! Join me on one of my women only or co-ed tours!
Come experience Israel… the people, the places, the passions! Israel like you have never seen it before!