A famous Israeli song tells the story of a young solider standing guard on the ancient walls of Jerusalem and thinking to aloud;
“Who could believe it that only a few years ago we studied the soldiers that guarded Jerusalem throughout history, and here I am, one of them.”
In preparing for Jessica’s Bat-Mitzvah trip, her mom Diane asked if I knew where Rosh Pina was.
“Of course,” I replied. “I LOVE this small city in the Galilee. But why do you ask?”
“In the 3rd grade, Jessica wrote a paper about this city” Diane answered. I asked if Diane would send me this report, keeping it a secret from Jessica.
“Who could believe then, when I created this report for school, that one day, I would actually be walking through it.”
Rosh Pina, a small town in the northern Galilee, was established as an agricultural settlement in 1882. It is now home to 2,500 people and has become an upscale tourist destination.