My day was brightened considerably by friends calling me for Christmas/first day of Hanukkah from Jerusalem. Never been called from Israel before. That kinda rocks. :-)
I'm kinda hoping my friends encounter one of those delusional people suffering from "Jerusalem Syndrome." That would make for a helluva good holiday story. I saw a news report on these folks once - there was an American tourist who, upon reaching Jerusalem, suddenly believed he was Joshua. He got himself a horn and has been trying to blow down the walls of Jericho (probably actually just some mini-mart or an apartment building in Jerusalem) ever since.
Of course, I felt the same way when I reached Wall Drug in South Dakota on a family pilgrimage many years ago. I suddenly thought I was a jackalope.
Been there and done that, more than once... Ouch.
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