Wih Hashem's loving grace, we're now home safely from our fantastic two-week trip to South Africa. We met some amazing people there and had the opportunity to praise Hashem over and over for His wonderful creations, like the cheetah who so kindly posed for the above photo. Of all the cats, the Cheetah is not only the fastest (70 mph/113 kmh), but it has a special character. It hunts to eat, but it is actually a peace-loving cat that avoids fights with other carnivores. Although an endangered specie today, the cheetah was once native of the Land of Israel during the period of the First Holy Temple. In that respect, it resembles the Jew - an endangered and exiled specie. But just as Hashem protects us, He'll certainly protect the cheetahs as well, for the cheetah is a remarkable example of speed and agility, two wonderful characteristics in serving Hashem. Have a wonderful week and G-d bless.