Sue-Ann Levy at the end of 2017 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.By Sue-Ann Levy / Toronto Sun Columnist

It is Jewish tradition to say “Next Year in Jerusalem” at the end of a  Passover seder and on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

In 2018, I plan to do just that.

In early March — coincidentally during the same year the Jewish state turns 70 — I will be taking a spiritual journey to Jerusalem.

Although I’ve been to Israel several times before, this trip is very special.

I won’t just be fulfilling a two-year-long dream to run my 14th half-marathon through the hills, streets and even by the ancient sites of Jerusalem.

I will also be running in honour of a cutting edge organization called Beit Halochem — which translated from Hebrew means House of Warriors — an organization dedicated to rehabilitating and rebuilding the lives of veterans injured while defending and protecting the Jewish state.

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