The Bagel Has Landed....
© David Volk

Feeling Down in the GroundOne of the great things about visiting Israel is that you're not just traveling, you've visiting The Holy Land. Consequently, everything associated with your trip has some religious significance. Not only can you not swing a cat and not hit something biblical, but you're doing that swinging on what is supposed to be one of the most sacred places on earth.

For example, if you're flying to Israel and your reservation is canceled en route, you haven't just been kept out of Israel, you've been banned from The Holy Land.

If you're staying at a bad hotel, you're not just spending the night at a dump, you're spending the night at a flea bag motel in The Holy Land.

And if you're having a lousy meal at a bad restaurant, you're not just eating disgusting food, you're getting food poisoning in The Holy Land.

I'm not saying any of these things necessarily happened to us, mind you. I'm just mentioning these situations as examples of the specialness of a visit to The Holy Land.

From a man who's busy leading sacred cows to the slaughter,

David G(etting ready for bed) Volk