The Mamilla shopping mall in Jerusalem.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
IN JUST over a year since we made aliya, I’ve been amazed and thrilled at the number of family and friends who have visited this part of the world. Some have come to see us on planned holidays, others have been here for celebrations and a few have come to Israel out of curiosity – to see for themselves what this fascinating cultural and religious center of Judaism, Islam and Christianity is all about. Most of our visitors have been from South Africa, but we have also had much fun catching up with friends who have visited here from London, Toronto and Sydney.In some ways, living in Israel can make the world seem much smaller – friends and family, who seemed to stay so far from us, are now just one short flight away.