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This is who we are.

Part 1: 9:46 pm Me: Lalalala bla bla bla. Friend: Oh, happy anniversary. Me: Oh, shit! It’s Tu B’Av! Part 2: 9:50 pm Me: Happy anniversary! I said it first! Huz: Oh, yeah. It hasn’t been five years already, has it? Me: It’s been four. By the way: We thought the extra bonus to getting […]

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Remembering Israel at 50.

With all the Israel at 60 talk going on, I can’t for the life of me remember the Israel at 50 celebrations, which I would imagine were a bigger deal, as the Jubilee number as well as the generally accepted major number in counting anniversaries. I wasn’t yet in Israel at that point, so maybe […]

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Today I turn three… and am no longer 'new'.

So apparently, starting today, I am no longer considered an olah chadasha (new immigrant). That seems to be the consensus from other olim, the Israeli government and Nefesh b’Nefesh. Do I feel vatik (senior)? Certainly not… But I suppose I don’t feel new anymore, either. Whatever I am in numbers or years, I know that […]