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Ginger Spiro

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I’m sure that deciding to visit Israel as opposed to any other place was motivated by as many different ideas and feelings as there are members of our group. Once here, the history, the topography and the geopolitics are ever-present pulls. This is a place like no other for our western culture.

In one way, though, Israel is very Abercrombie sale uk much like every other place one might visit. It is always the people and their stories which make the experiences vital and memorable. Let me tell you of one such encounter.

We stopped at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, a stone’s throw away from the Jordan River and Jordan. We were going to learn about Bio-Bee Biological Systems, an enterprise run by the leading experts internationally in the mass production of beneficial insects for agricultural purposes. Before meeting with our guide, we had lunch in the kibbutz’s communal dining room. We broke Abercrombie Outlet uk into small groups and many of us sat at tables with the workers form the various businesses and industries on the kibbutz. We tried to interact as far as language barriers would allow.

Well, Ray Spiro sat opposite a man and started talking to him. His name was Ron – at least that’s how it sounded. He was not a kibbutznik. (We should have realized that by the fact that he had no head covering mens and this was a modern Orthodox kibbutz.) Ron was on a work release program from a drug rehab program. He worked daily and returned to the rehab center each night. He was 45 years old and http://www.acgillespie.co.uk/af-mens-c-1.html had been clean for 14 months. Though his English was halting, he was willing to tell his story.


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