I made it to Newark Airport and am about to board El Al for a wonderful opportunity.

I am among 30 other rabbis from America – 10 Orthodox, 10 Conservative and 10 Reform – to participate in a special Rabbinic Seminar sponsored by the World Zionist Organization and Israel’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

It is going to be five days of intensive learning about Counter terrorism, a nuclear Iran, challenges to waging peace, and yes, religious pluralism in Israel.

I will do my best to share what I am learning along the way.

This is going to be a very interesting, provocative encounter. I hope to have greater insights on the issues facing Israel today so that we can strengthen our own relationships with Israel.

Here we go…tomorrow in Jerusalem!

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