Mazal tov! So I want to let you all know that I got engaged last night... "Got engaged", it's a funny way to say it, isn't it, as if, you couldn't help it - oops, got engaged! So before I say anything else: He's Australian. Done. There was no way I couldn't marry him. Made... Continue Reading →
A year ago I set out to find a home; a year later I have found the grounds and a person with whom to build it...Now is when I am really feeling I made aliyah - now is when this journey can really begin.
As it is erev Hanukkah, my new 8-shek metal menora is perched on the window sill waiting for its big moment. It's been pouring here for the last couple of days and snowing up North on the mountain tops - they're going to open ski season this week.And, of course, today is "The Day of... Continue Reading →
Nevermind. I just spent 20 minutes speaking sign language with a Thailandi.
"All my life I have been inconsolably grieved about two things. I was not born in Jerusalem, not even in the Land of Israel. And my speech, from the moment I was able to utter words, was not in Hebrew."- Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, 1918Ok, EBY. I agree with you - If ONLY I had been born... Continue Reading →
I walked into a university library today for the first time in ages. Strolling through the stacks of old books, the faint odor of yellowed crispy pages surrounding my head, I felt so invigorated: So much to do! So much to learn!There. I am a huge geek. I wear black plastic frame glasses. I don't... Continue Reading →
I'm reflecting on a little something from class on the Cuban Missile Crisis yesterday:“We and you ought not to pull on the ends of a rope which you have tied the knots of war. Because the more the two of us pull, the tighter the knot will be tied.”- Nikita Khrushchev, 1962“That's what I call... Continue Reading →
I left work early for the central bus station to get to school at a leisurely pace. Because of that, I was able to enjoy a stroll through the metal detectors and only a slight trot past the airport-security style bag scan. And to match my leisurely walking pace, my mind slowly wandered from class... Continue Reading →
Want to come to Israel this summer? Want to build your resume? Want to gain hands-on experience in your field of choice? Yavneh Olami is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Summer Internship Program 2006! Program highlights include:* Job and housing placement in Jerusalem * Shabbatonim * Weekly shiurim *... Continue Reading →