July 6th & 7th
We were all ready for Shabbat with the cousins. Uncle Abe came in from the states, and we had a great time. Lots of sleep, delicious food, and an afternoon of Settlers of Catan for the kids. It is still unbearably hot, so we spent most of the day inside.
17th of Tammuz. Everyone fasted, and we spent the whole day inside. I don’t know if we found it more meaningful to be in Israel for the fast day, but it seemed like everyone was especially hungry when the fast was over. Aunt Ronit made a delicious cheesecake, as well as salmon and pasta.