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quick lizrael update

soooo, i went for the second time to get my aliyah visa two weeks ago, and i picked it up on friday.they put me down as a dude.elizabeth cohen?have u seen my pic?anyways, went today to get the reverse sex change. operation only cost 20 minutes. and i even made a scary russian israeli consulate […]

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what is adventure, anyway?

you know something? these last 2 1/2 months in america could have really sucked. let’s look at it this way: i was supposed to leave to israel in august 2004. i had been talking about it for literally a year and a half, to numerous people, across 3 continents. someone even took the liberty of […]

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accepted

FINALLY! nefesh! I’M GOING!i’m going!i’m going!i’m homeless but im going!AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!no job, not much savings, no apt, not much family, but i’m going!

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a real israel update:

huge connection! so in August i met this guy who works in the Prime Minister’s office; he made aliyah 5 years ago from the US and served in the army and is now working his way up the tangled web of Israeli government. i got his card back then and called him today… anyways, he […]

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israel plans.

ok, so i can finally say with (somewhat) confidence that i know what my israel plans for the next 6 months are… i’m sorry if u didnt really care but a lot of people have been asking so i’m clearing it up en masse… i will be leaving aug 10 for israel, but i will […]

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sigh.

you know that sinking, rushing feeling after you make the decision to break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend? you just don’t believe it’s happening. it’s racing mush in your head. no one else walking down the hallway exists while your holding your diaphram and remembering to breathe. you’re making a choice that makes you feel better […]

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pre-aliyah point.

i’ve reached the month pre-aliyah, better-start-cherishing-every-moment point.

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uncertain/smiles

went to the consulate today to pick up my olah visa in my passport. i didnt realize this would happen, but – it felt so >no wordsi’ve gotten used to that smile and i’m not even there yet. and then, i take the envelope with my documents, and like a kid awaiting a report card […]

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moving along.

i’m getting to the hard part now. the emotional part. the, ‘liz are you sure you wanna do this?’ part. the grrroooaann part. and i just wish there was someone who could make it better but at the same time, i just wanna do this myself.