When we moved to Israel, my husband and I came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t work for the first year. We decided it would be important to focus on having our family settle and acclimate to a new country, culture, school, language, and friends. There are so many changes when picking up a family from everything they’ve come to know and love. Since I have always worked outside the home, I was actually pretty excited for a year of “vacation.”
6 Months. Not 6 days, or 6 weeks. We made it to half a year. It seems like just yesterday we walked off the plane and into our new Homeland. It feels like a dream- the perfect dream that you never want to end. So much has happened since we moved to Israel- it seems like more things have happened in the last 6 months than have happened in the last 6 years in America. Maybe it’s because I am not officially working this year yet. But that doesn’t mean I am just sitting around twiddling my thumbs. I have, in my opinion, taken every day here and given it my fullest attention. Here are some random things I’ve figured out since moving here with my family.…Continue Reading
מחנה יהודה. השוק. השוק הפתוח של ירושלים. קראו לזה איך שתרצו, אבל זה אולי המקום האהוב עלי בירושלים. מאז הטיול הראשון שלי לפני חמישה חודשים וחצי, עם סיור פרטי שהועבר לי על ידי אחייני, חיים, אני חוזרת כל שבוע, לפעמים פעמים או שלוש בשבוע. הוא הכיר לי את כל החנויות האהובות עליו- תבלינים, פירות וירקות, לחם, דגים, קצב, וכן הלאה. חלק מהחנויות האלה הפכו להיות האהובות עלי גם כן, אבל אני כבר מכירה את האזור ממש טוב. נהייתי לקוחה קבועה, וזה תמיד כל כך כיף לראות חיוך על הפנים של בעלי החנות, בגלל שבאתי
Machane Yehuda. The Shuk. Jerusalem’s outdoor market. Call it what you want, but it may very well be my favorite place in Yerushalayim. Since my first trip 5 1/2 months ago with a private tour given to me by my nephew, Chaim, I have been back weekly, sometimes, two or three times a week. He introduced me to all his favorite shops- spices, fruits and vegetables, bread, fish, butcher, and on and on. Some of those stores became my favorites too, but I have come to discover my way around really well. I have become a regular and it’s always so much fun to see a smile on the store owners’ face, because I am back to shop!
Under a clear night sky with the moon and stars shining brightly, a Bar Mitzvah boy was smiling. Matthew’s family flew from Florida to Israel to celebrate his Simcha. They chose to spend their time and special occasion on an army base in the Gush with the brave Chayalim of the IDF.