I first went to Israel in 1972 to conduct a Gasshuku in the Kibbutz Tzora, "place of wasps,” the word Zorah is also the name of an Egyptian Sun God. The most bizarre thing is that as a young child I was attacked by a swarm of wasps.
Anyway back to my story. We enjoy the same thing every year and why not if it brings you happiness? I visit places such as burial grounds according to religious beliefs to receive spiritual guidance, as there are 46 doctrines.
This trip was one of the best we have had and this was due to spending more time there, 19 days to be precise because in the past we seemed to be rushing everywhere but this allowed us to do more things and chill out.
As I stepped out from the airplane to my surprise I was greeted by one of the senior instructors who escorted me through Passport Control and waiting in the arrival lounge my good friends Sharon and Eitan who drove me to Pardes Hanna (Hanna’s Orchard) where I would stay for the duration of my trip.
Chief Instructor OTGKA