Sunday, August 24, 2008

Two Boys and A Chess Set

We played host to soldiers who are participating in the special seven week course, Nativ, which the IDF as initiated for those who need strenghtening of their Jewish identity, having come from communities where their contact with Judaism and Jewish life was minimal or they are non-Jews, mainly from the former Soviet Union, are are preparing for conversion.

Our two boys were from Tennessee and Indiana/Florida.

I think they enjoyed the Shabbat, the food, the company and also, they played games of chess.

Now if you take a closer look at the chess set

you'll notice that the pieces have pegs.

That was my late father's chess set which he took with him when he went in to the US Army Air Force, 101st Bombadier Squadron. He spent the wr in the South pacific with R & R in Australia.

I'm glad the set got some more use 60 years later.

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