"From Moshe till Moshe, there arose none like Moshe." (famous Jewish folk saying)

Friday, May 27, 2005

On the road again

Savannah, GA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Greensboro, NC
Washington, DC
Bensalem, PA
New York City

If I come back talking a bit funny and chewin on a piece of grass you’ll know why!

A very auspicious day

17 years ago today, the 33rd day of the Omer, I proposed to my wife. 17 years ago, I made a promise to her. 17 years ago I promised that one day we would live in Israel. Today, 17 years later, the 33rd day of the Omer we not only live in Israel, Tonight as the people in Israel were celebrating the Yartziet of R’ Shimon Bar Yochei, as the skyline of the holy land was illuminated by the bright flames of medurot –bomfires, we signed on the dotted line and purchased 638 square meters of holy land with a magnificent view of the Judean hills.

Post script. We have no clue what we signed, or what is said, but our lawyer told us that we own it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

This morning my daughter said….

We were sitting at breakfast this morning with our 5.5 year old EY and almost 16-year-old DB. When out of nowhere, EY said, “DB is going into the army and he’ll have a gun!” SB and I looked at each other. Now that was a surprise source for a reality check.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

It has finally happened

I made dinner tonight. Hot dogs on the grill and a can of beans, cooked directly on the grill, in the can. The best! I found two types of dogs on the freezer. Israeli Hot Dogs and American Style. I’m not sure what the Israeli hotdogs taste like because, in September of 1985 (yes I remember) I got so sick after eating one, I swore I would never eat another Israeli Hot Dog again. When we made aliya, my cousin told me that in a matter of time, our kids wont like the American ones anymore. Tonight at dinner, the dreaded moment occurred. My daughter said to me. What type of Hot Dog is this? American style, I replied. She said, “you don’t have to get those anymore, we don’t like them.” An era has ended! Does this mean my kids are officially Israelis?

Posting slow these days. So much going on. But this Hot dog thing has really done me in. Thank for your patience

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Memorial Day in Israel

It was the late Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren who made the decision to institute Israel's Memorial Day immediately before Independence Day. He explained Memorial Day's significance as follows:
"We view the warriors who fall in battle as those who sprout forth life. The life of a nation grew out of this blood... This day must be more than mourning: We must remember, we must grieve, but it must be a day of ... majesty and vision."

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