Monday, June 8, 2015

In The Jungle

My Torah-in-Motion group have arrived at the Thornybush game reserve, adjacent to the Kruger. On our first game drive, we were exceptionally lucky:

Yes, that is an adult male lion. He yawned, and stretched:

...And then got up and walked right past our car. We could have leaned out and touched him!

We also saw elephants, a bushbaby, rhinoceros, a civet, a huge herd of impala, and the following beauties:

Can't wait to get up at 5:45 a.m. for the next game drive! Meanwhile, as I settle down in my cabin for the night, I can hear a lion roaring outside...


  1. are you going to bentch gomel after the tour is ended. ? (with or without shem umalchus)

  2. My Torah-in-Motion group HAS arrived. Not HAVE.

    1. No, Rabbi Slifkin is a Brit and is following British usage, in which collective nouns are construed as plural. Remember the opening phrase of the Balfour Declaration, "His Majesty's Government view with favor..."

  3. How high up were you sitting when at your closest to the lion in the photo? Did you have an armed guide with you? Could he have protected you if the lion had charged?

  4. What's protecting the person in the front? Is he 1 entity with the vehicle?

    What are the captions for all the beauties in this post and the previous one?

  5. Interesting post
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