I’ve just returned from travelling in Israel …. and have started to post travel journal entries at http://elleninisrael.wordpress.com/. I have alot to fill in there, but in the meantime, that’s some of what I’m up to. Photos from the trip can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/eftobe/May08Trip. I think it’s best to view as a slide show with a very short interval since there are so many photos.

I visited the Mishkan le’Omanut on beautiful Kibbutz Ein Harod – a terrific art museum – and a wonderful kibbutz. The Mishkan always has great exhibitions. One which I particularly enjoyed was a collection of paintings and graphics from 1948, the year of Israel’s independence. Some of the pieces are shown above.

I was priveleged to be able to spend Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzma’ut on Kibbutz Ein Harod Me’uachad, where I visited friends. To give an idea of the beautiful surroundings, overlooking the Jezre’el valley and Mount Gilboa, I’ll include a few shots here: