We went up to Jerusalem today to have lunch with Tafat's aunt. A few things: I still get a kick out of the idea of going to JERUSALEM for a day trip. It's the eternal city, the yearning of the Jewish people for 2,000 years. Going there shouldn't be like going to Long Beach. It also happens to be Tafat's home town so I guess I'll get used to it.
Secondly, it's downright scary how quiet that place is on Shabbat. It's like the opening scene from the movie Omega Man except there's no Charlton Heston driving around in a convertible hunting zombies. Well ... at least not yet.