June 11, 20080
Although Tom Friedman may boast about the shekel rising 30% against the dollar, the fall of the dollar has played havoc with the dig season. Costs, especially for travel, have escalated. We have had to curtail some of our touring. Beer in the kibbutz pub will be more expensive. Nevertheless, we plan to get to Jerusalem and Jordan along with our work in the field. Should be an interesting year.