This week, in honor of the holiday of Sukkot, Maale Adumim held a "Happening" near the lake and thousands attended. It was wonderful - music, arts and crafts, games, tents, sunshine and, oh yes, our lake.
Because pictures speak louder than words - the lake that man created in a land that needed our nurturing love. It is true that while there were always Jews in the land of Israel - throughout the 2,000 years in which the majority of Jews were exiled from this land - still, the land waited for our return. No other people - not the Turks, not the British, not the Muslims/Arabs/Palestinians/Romans/Philistines, etc. ever loved this land or developed it as we have.
We have returned to the land and under our hands, the land returns as well.
A lake - it really is. Fish and a water fountain with colorful lights; and in the far distance, to the left - Jerusalem; to the right - the Dead Sea...amazing, no?
A new cafe on the shores of our lake...and the homes of Maale Adumim above...