500 local contingent from 9 congregations finds meaning on visit to Israel

CINCINNATI -- A recent trip to Israel wasn’t all pleasure for Brett Stern. She had a message to deliver.

The message was a piece of paper with a prayer request, that for healing for her mother, who underwent a double mastectomy while Stern was abroad.

Stern began crying as her tour bus pulled into Jerusalem, she said, and she continued as it made its first stop, the Western Wall, the holiest place in all Judaism, a remnant of the temple built by Herod the Great about 19 BCE.


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