At this moment I expected to be boarding a plane to (Frankfurt and then) Israel. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware that the rules for Israel are that if your passport is expiring within the next six months, you cannot travel there.
At least according to the Lufthansa people.
So I'm on my way back home from JFK and scrambling to see how quickly Mrs. Elder and I can renew our passports and get going. Right now it is a little up in the air. Hopefully I'll still make all my scheduled interviews and events.
One of those events is a talk I planned to give in a shul in Armon HaNetziv, Jerusalem on July 10 at 8:45 PM. Let me know if you are interested so I can get an idea of how many people might come.
Anyway, I've had better days.
But in the end most of the trip is dedicated to providing good, original content for EoZ. Last time we were in Israel we made some good video reports that are still popular. I always try to find interesting people or angles than others don't always find.
So this is a good time to consider donating to EoZ as rescheduling flights and getting emergency passport renewals takes a lot of money (and time.)
Hopefully this will all work out and things can get back on schedule, with your help.
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