Chol HaMoed are days during a holiday which are not a Sabbath or Yom Tov. We always look forward to these days, which occur during Passover and Sukkot. During this time, the children are out of school and this is the time when families travel and picnic throughout the country.
Yesterday, Baruch and I decided to take advantage of the day and headed to Tel Aviv. Many people do not like Tel Aviv; the hustle and bustle and traffic jams. But I love it. It has such energy and variety of people.
We left early and started our day at the southern tip of Yafo (Joppa). Yafo is an ancient city, where Simon the Tanner lived. See Acts 10, beginning with verse 5. It wasn’t crowded at all.
We walked along the coast all the way to the old port area, which they have remodeled with shops, restaurants and play areas for children. By this time, the crowds had started picking up. By the time we were walking in southern Tel Aviv again, it was wall to wall peope.
We walked all through the city and had a lovely day. I hope you all are enjoying the wonderful Passover holiday!
I did want to share one funny story. Baruch and I came across two men in the street yelling at each other. Baruch remarked, “I think they are going to hit each other!” All of a sudden, they grabbed each other, kissed cheeks, and bade each other farewell!! The culture here is so interesting. It is hard to tell if people are mad at each other or just conversing!
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!