Thoughts from David Bedein on Purim- a day of monumental change
Western Civilization will never be the same.
A virus rocks the earth, without precedent.
Rise to power of terrorists in US and Israel politics, without precedent.
Thousands thrust into poverty, without precedent.
Collapse of convenient air travel, a component of life on earth for 60 years, without precedent.
Israel will remain.
How the rest of the people of Israel will arrive at Israel’s shores, no one knows.
The Blessing of Purim carries a message: Light at the end of the tunnel.
Practical side to the suspension of tourism – to and from Israel.
Hiatus in international travel conveys two unexpected opportunities in Israel.
1. Increase in internal tourism. giving people who live in Israel the opportunity to see contours of their own nation, instead of visiting abroad.
2. Creation of a new cottage industry of virtual tours. Tour guides will offer virtual visits, to any spot of interest, holding a mobile camera, for the viewer to traverse Israel, following from home.
LET MY PEOPLE KNOW.