I flew directly from Sofia to Tel Aviv to meet Honza for a quick Israel trip before heading back to Prague later in the week.  We ran down through the Jezreel Valley, spent a few hours at some newly opened parts of the Davidson Center, and drove to Hebron.  Though it was a very short time, it was extremely productive on several counts.  1) Honza and I had several hours each day of intensive study. 2) I was able to do some research for the next Brno lecture. 3) It was educational and faith building for me.  4) I met a young Iranian Jew who has become cynical about faith in God as the result of a very conservative Jewish upbringing.  Our discussions that began then are continuing now.  (The funds for this were not a part of the expensive money I raised for the trip.)