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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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analogy.

aliyah is like a marriage. you have to toy with the idea. there’s a lover involved; do you love your lover enough to commit? can you sacrifice for your other? will you? do you feel good sacrificing? do you feel good about youself? about your partner? do you want to build a life with this […]

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i am not making aliyah.

when my parents told us they were getting a divorce, i was chewing breaded chicken unapologetically. that is, until they told us they were getting a divorce.then i was chewing wet cement. a year later, i’m chewing steak and my dad who hasn’t initiated a word to me about my near-distant future plans picks that […]

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mosquitos like my pheramones.

backpacking fun in your own backyard: like getting picked up by an anti israel guy you have nothing in common with ‘cept harry potter who tried but failed to sell you tickets like a tourist but then drinking apple martinis and showing up drunk to a seminar… who says you need to spend a grand […]

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pre-aliyah point.

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

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jews.

currently working for the Jewish Agency part time, but it might as well be an ulpan or a classroom… it seems every kind of Jew works, visits or guards this office. you really can’t ever know what to expect – · young macho Israeli guards hitting on you· old-time kibbutzniks cheering you up and singing […]

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still looking.

totally unrelated subject… or is it? when you’re looking for something that you’re not sure was ever really there, when is it time to stop? how do you stop? i want to get into the depths of this >no words

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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 […]