Tuesday, March 23, 2010

אביב הגיע, פסח בא....

Sorry I have not posted in a long time...

All is well here. Things are getting very exciting as the country is getting ready for Pesach, vacation is a day away, and the Segals will be here on Thursday!

I have been on many adventures recently. I am trying to get a real sense of Israel by seeing, hiking, cycling, walking, tasting, talking, and hearing. Besides listening to the radio and interacting with people on the street, I believe that one of the best ways to immerse myself in culture is to go to musical events.

Since the last post, I went with a bunch of friends to the Big Tisch with Moshe Lehav @ the Yellow Submarine, a landmark venue in Jerusalem. It was amazing to see over a hundred Israelis, of all ages, sitting together, singing songs to which each person knows every word. It was a lot of fun and quite an experience. I don't think you can find such a thing in America.

In other news....last Thursday, for the first time, Hillel ran a 10K AND Shira Lee ran a HALF MARATHON! KOL HAKAVOD and MAZAL TOV! And...I was there to take pictures:

I am very much looking forward to the next few weeks with my family.

More to come before Pesach....


P.S. I am so happy that finally yesterday we got HOPE and soon we will see CHANGE! A healthy America will be a happy America.

P.P.S. Good advice.... Talk Deeply, Be Happy?

P.P.P.S. You got to watch this: Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor describes her stroke... a cool website in general.

  • Why is the most organized thing I've seen in this country a rock concert?

  • It was very interesting sitting in class, on an island in the middle of East Jerusalem, Har Ha'Tsofim, while listening to gunfire in Issiwiya on Hamas's Day of Rage. Don't worry, it's over now and Bibi and Obama are making nice again.

  • Israel is so interesting, it seems they just like to party. I've now celebrated Purim in TA and St. Patty's Day in Jerusalem...and neither were religious celebrations.

  • Every time I travel and get out of Jtown I remember.... Israel's a real place outside of Jerusalem.
Shoutout #45: Josh N. Goldberg... We have grown so close so quickly...it seems b'shert! You are the best and so is your blog: http://www.negevdreams.blogspot.com/