Last Shabbat, half of Israel was in Shul, the other half drove down to the Negev, for the Red South (Darom Adom) Festival.
Each year, the Darom Adom Festival follows the rainy season, when the drab landscape of the northern Negev is covered with a magnificent carpet of scarlet red anemones.
Too bad the folks in Gaza couldn’t stop themselves from shooting a rocket at the flower loving Jews.
But you don’t have to go on Shabbat – the festival is still in full bloom the entire week, and, in fact, the entire month.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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