Off we go!

A small band of pilgrims has gathered in Newark Liberty Airport for our overnight flight to Tel Aviv. We have come from far flung places around the US to participate in this travel seminar. Some of us simply want to walk where Jesus walked. Some are excited about the history of this often-troubled land. Others are intent on learning more about how the faiths that share this ground might possibly engage in productive conversations to secure the peace.

Dean Attridge and his wife, Jan, have gone ahead of us to make preparations as has John Lindner. They will be awaiting our arrival tomorrow evening in Bethlehem. שָׁלוֹם.

Elaine Ellis Thomas