It is a season of giving and sharing. A wonderful time that begins with a large, loving family holding hands and expressing our thanks for the many blessings each of us has received.
It is also a time of rest, relaxation and reflection.
It was scenes like these that my eyes drank in while my soul was being recharged. I am so lucky to be able to witness such peace and beauty.
At the end of our stay, we bid adieu as Mother Nature gave us the nod with an awe-inspiring sunset:
We now enter the season of sharing.
Let’s remember our friends in Israel and across the world, that will take their shamash and light the first of eight candles on their Hanukia this evening. It is the beginning of the Festival of Lights, a rededication of their Temple.
I’d like to leave you with one of the three blessings that are recited:
Blessed are You, our God, Creator of time and space, who performs miracles for our ancestors, in the days of long ago and in this time.
Happy Chanukah, my friends!
Peace … across the world …