All I want is to be like everyone enough so that I can be different enough to make a change.
Took a small tiyul from Mevasseret to Yerush by foot. On a scale of beginner to expert it was an Israeli beginner level. A couple of hours, mostly flat but very pretty. The goal was the Lifta, a small natural pool, and right before that we stopped and ate at the abandoned Arab houses -... Continue Reading →
so a bunch of us janglos were going out for a motzei shabbat romp in town, getting down, and we had a great night between Latin and Hip Hop.we were walking back to Yaffo street through the Russian compound. it was me, S, R, A, E, D, and J. out of nowhere, this drunk wild... Continue Reading →
I miss autumn so much. It's my first away from New York. I felt it yesterday as I came out of work - getting closer to the big revolving door, I felt this chill and it smelled like Thanksgiving... and the chill reached my bones and I wasn't wearing a heavy coat and I was... Continue Reading →
I never put this stuff up, but this seemed clever -1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America.4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winner for... Continue Reading →
It's a moderate rain on this first day of chol hamoed; maybe it's the leap year causing shemini atzeret to be later or maybe it's weather craziness everywhere. Religiously speaking, it doesn't bode well when it rains in Israel before we've prayed for it (shemini atzeret).
another note on the israeli shopping mall experience: walking through crowded Zara and noticing the many bored, tired men waiting for their girlfriends/wives/crushes - whether american yeshiva student, arse, or charedi...
e: i sent you the list i made.b: you really have a lot of free time over there, don't you.e: eh, it's a dead week. there's two people here, i'm barefoot, frustrated, and freaked out about life. it made sense to make pointless lists. you know how i love pointless lists.b: why are you freaked... Continue Reading →
First part of Succot down, making this the beginning of the end of me having spent a full year in israel Shalosh-Regalim-wise.Recap: Last Pessach was in Mitzpe Netufa, up north, with crazy family; Last Shavuot was down south, Beer Sheva;and now I'll have a complete set, with succot in Jerusalem in the succah i built... Continue Reading →