Apr 07 2009

This year, next to Jerusalem

by at 10:25 am

Seth and I are flying to Israel tonight on Turkish Airlines, arriving at the fair hour of 2am in Ben Gurion airport after a layover in Istanbul.  We will be visiting Seth’s family and many friends between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv over Pesach.  We will pretty much be doing the visit-people, non-tourist route in Israel, but we also have a bonus trip to Istanbul planned for a couple days on the way back!  I, unsurprisingly, have work to do, and I think Seth might too…nevertheless I am quite ready for a break and for travel over Pesach in a country where there will be food we can eat!!!

Our primary question: if we are doing the seder in Modi’in, which is between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, will we be saying, “Next year in Jerusalem” at the end of the seder, or are we assumed to be close enough?  Guess we’ll find out tomorrow night…

If any of you readers will be in Israel and haven’t told us, time to send us an email alert.  Or if you have been to Israel a zillion times (or Istanbul, for that matter) and want to throw out restaurant/shopping/hangout spot suggestions, we’re all ears!  Particularly in regards to Tel Aviv…and Istanbul.

Time to go finish packing and figuring out how to avoid buying an outrageously expensive dinner or bad sandwiches to take on to the flight (Switzerland and its bad, over-priced food).  And hoping the playmobil policemen sets for Seth’s cousins we are carrying on board won’t get us detained at security.  Those things include itsy-bitsy plastic guns!

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2 Responses to “This year, next to Jerusalem”

  1. Jasonon 08 Apr 2009 at 5:03 pm

    פסח שמח!

  2. Lizon 09 Apr 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Next Year In… uh, a bit over that way.

    Have an awesome Passover!

    -Liz-

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