We’re back in Bangkok for two days before the long journey home(BKK->Seoul->LA->Boston with 9-12 hour layovers at Seoul and LA, but because of the dateline, it will be Monday for the entire journey)
Today’s agenda includes some temples, hopefully a floating market, and taking delivery of a new custom-made suit (which looks pretty darn spiffy.)
Here’s a couple from yesterday at Wat Pho:
I’ve been trying to get a better handle on what being Jewish means to me over the last few years, and as a consequence I decided to go to temple today for the first time in many years. This is temple B’nai Brith in Somerville – to my knowledge the only temple in town. I got there early to avoid the crowds, and left once it got really crowded after the torah reading. I don’t really think the experience is going to turn me into a temple-goer, but I might go back for yom kippur next week, we’ll see.
In any case, shana tova to all of you – here’s to a new year of life, happiness and peace.