The road up to Jerusalem

01.06.2012                      11.Siwan. 5772

Entdecke Israel:

The road up to Jerusalem

The road from Ben Gurion Airport up to Jerusalem is actually the perfect place to start a tour of Israel.

As I await the arrival of my tourists at Ben Gurion Airport, a planeload of olim hadashim arrives from North America and they come into the arrivals hall singing and dancing as they start their lives anew in Israel. Olim hadashim is loosely translated as "new immigrants" but the spiritual meaning of the words is lost in translation. The singular tense oleh hadash literally means "one who has newly gone up". The answer to why a new immigrant to Israel is called "one who has newly gone up" lies on the road to Jerusalem….