Last week's Haveil Havalim can be found over at Ima on (and off) the Bima.
There should be a new one up soon, but if you've been vacationing (like me) you probably still have to read last week's posts to catch up. Soccer Dad, who is the founding father of Haveil Havalim, hosted this 280th edition. Yasher Koach!
We've been having a great time travelling around Israel. We visited the Israel Museum which was just re-opened after a major renovation. It was built at a time when everyone must have been young and healthy and didn't mind walking long distances in the hot sun. Joe Settler was there with his kids and has some nice pictures. (The guards warned me not to take any more pictures, so here's my only one.) So now you buy your tickets inside, in the air-conditioned entrance and walk up through a covered tunnel.
The children's museum is close to the entrance. Joe's kids enjoyed their time there.
I am partial to museums that set aside special areas for children since I have very fond memories of the children's wing at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. They don't have a dedicated children's wing there anymore, they have activities for kids in groups but not just a place where your mom can take you and you can touch things and learn.
David and I spent a lot of time in the archaeology section and promised ourselves that we would come back soon to see the rest. We did come back in the evening for a lovely concert in the sculpture garden.
Rehovot is just a short ride from Jerusalem so we will be going back again.