SHANA TOVA: HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This post is dedicated to Israel's high holidays taking place later this month. It is an exciting time of year when kids begin their school year, the boiling summer weather is slowly eased with nice cool breezes, and the holidays are a good excuse to meet with the family for a few festive dinners.
Tishrei is the first month in the Hebrew calendar. It happens in fall, usually during September or October. The 1st of Tishrei is Israel's New Years' holiday, called "Rosh Hashana". This year it will happen on Sept 5th. Some Rosh Hashana traditions are: dipping a slice of an apple in honey for a sweet new year, giving a gift to your loved ones, and wishing each other wishes for the upcoming year.
Here are pictures I took in some of my favorite places in Israel.
|Vines in Neve Tzedek|
|Herzelia's Beach in December|
|A fisherman at work on Bat Yam Beach|
Even today, living in Herzliya (which also lies on the coast, just north to Tel Aviv), my day cannot start unless I had my morning walk on Herzliya beach. This has been a habit of mine for the last 25 years: be it spring, summer, fall, and even winter!
|Winter on Tel Aviv's boardwalk|
|A cloudy morning on Tel Aviv's beach|
Israel is known to be a very small country and yet immensely diverse in its landscape. We have a long coast, a large desert, forests, mountains, and one salty sea.