Memphis and Israel share a powerful bond.
Memphians visit Israel to see ancient history first hand, from the Sea of Galilee to the Western Wall. Israelis visit Memphis to see more recent history, from Isaac Hayes' gold-plated Cadillac to Elvis's Jungle Room.
But there's more to the relationship between the city by Misissippi and the country by the Jordan. From healthcare to farming, communications to entertainment, Memphis has plenty of reasons to say: Thank you, Israel.
During the 2017-2018 celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, Memphians of all stripes are sharing stories about their experiences in Israel. From a fresh college graduate picking grapefruit on a kibbutz to an Episcopalian Rector visiting the Stations of the Cross in Jerusalem, these stories crackle with life and passion.
Check out the stories here. Have a story of your own to share? Follow the link in the articles to start the process of telling your Israel story.