Our final day together was spent at the community of Yad Hashmona, and with our friend Asher Intrater. Yad Hashmona means “Memorial to the Eight.” You can read about their interesting history by visiting their website.
The community — known as a “Moshav” — is made up of about 150 Messianic Jews and Christians from all over the world. Through our connection with Asher, Aglow has built a strong relationship with Yad Hashmona over the years. We spent a wonderful afternoon together, worshiping, listening to an inspiring message from Asher, and enjoying a meal together. We very much felt like part of the family.
After saying our goodbyes, we drove back to Tel Aviv for our final evening together, eating traditional Israeli food at a restaurant on the beach. It was a great way to end a wonderful tour.
As first-timers to Israel, Druci and I were overwhelmed at the significance of each stop we made along the way. From the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, to the Sea of Galilee, to the Golan Heights, it was all incredible. We can see now why many people visit Israel over and over again. It’s impossible to take it in with one trip.
We’ll be back!