|Jaffa at sunset|
|Stones on the beach|
|The call to prayer|
|David Shamay Yemenite Jewelry|
As the sun began to set, the Sabbath was over and twinkling lights began to light up the alley ways. The twisting streets led to unexpected light spilling onto pathways as shops began to reopen. the shop above was full of gorgeous jewelry made by a silversmith from Yemen. He was in a line of silversmiths that had been making jewelry for 8 generations. The friendly saleswomen called us into the shop and chatted with us like we were old friends. Apparently there are only around 100 Jews left in Yemen. They are being severely persecuted but the government refuses to allow them to leave and Israel is trying to find a way to bring them home.
Aidan was asked today if there was anything about the trip that was a highlight and he responded that it was one continual highlight. I would agree, but that first night in Jaffa was fairly magical.