For those who follow my blog, you know of my ongoing 'battles' but I reject the attempts to distance these volunteers based on insinuations, innuendos, guilt-by-association and simple ignorance as well as a denial of indications in prophetic writings in the Tanakh that this phenomenon is to be expected.
The grape harvesting is almost over. The 300 HaYovel volunteers, which this year included people from Norway and India, are finishing a 6 week session and they picked 400 tons of wine-producing grapes. That is a lot of bottles of wine. They use the "train method":
Tonight, we had a reception of farewell at the Psagot Winery.
Here I am with Sherry and Tommy Waller:
And here is a great T-shirt:
Some of the volunteers:
They do not seek to proselytize but rather wish to fulfill the tasks of the "foreigner". They provide us with political and public diplomatic assistance.
I thank them and wish them well.