It’s not easy to be an only child… It has its pluses and minuses, the biggest minus being Israeli holidays, when families get together around big loud tables. Our family is small (but big on quality, of course), so when we gather around the table it doesn’t sound noisy at all – especially since the invention of iPhone, which steals my kids’ attention all together
This year we decided to change the concept and went to spend Rosh Ha Shana in Jerusalem. We wanted to soak in the holiday spirit at its finest, since there’s no place more spiritual and exciting to great the new year. Personally, it was important for me to touch the Wailing Wall, to give gratitude for the past year and ask for wishes for the next. It was even more important that the kids are there, so they could disconnect from their phones and experience a different kind of communication. And that’s exactly what we did
Before the holiday dinner, we went to the Western Wall together, listened to the prayers and songs by crowds in white, put in notes we prepared ahead of time and almost running back , so we won’t be late, headed excited and uplifted to our hotel, Waldorf Astoria
This new hotel was chosen by me by chance, and it was a pleasant surprise. In my opinion, this is the most beautiful hotel in the county right now, and the most European-like: as far as design goes (combining old Jerusalem limestone with classic European touches of crystal chandeliers, walnut tree in the rooms, pampering bedding), and as far as the pleasant and professional service, which, unfortunately, is a rarity in Israeli hotels.
The dinner was held at the hotel’s beautiful even center, which was filled with festively dressed people, old and young, around tables and tables of traditional food, which was mostly good. Again ,to my surprise, the service was very good. The next day I went to the Western Wall again, this time with my mom. We strolled around the old town, which was especially quiet for the holiday, and, after a nice lunch, came back.
As for me, I felt the holiday so powerfully this time – I still feel charged with special energy from this very unique visit. The conclusion – sometimes it’s good to mix things up and do something different!
And with this, I wish us again a happy holiday – that included Sukkot as well!
//eye wear – Chloe/ handbag – Celine /jeans – J-Brand/ shirt -Tommy Hilfiger//