The title of this post says it all! These past 2 weeks have been a ton of everything! I’ve felt totally busy yet totally happy–it’s been a great few days! For starters, about two weeks ago Elad told me that he was taking me to see “my family”. Um, excuse me? I believe we’re in … More Lots and Lots and Lots
My time in Israel has been some of the most culturally meaningful of my life. I love this country and what I’ve learned over the past few months is something that will stick with me forever. I now realize why it’s so important for people to leave their section of the world, even if it’s just for … More What I’ve Discovered About Myself
This past week I spent a few days in Eilat with Elad! He surprised me two weeks ago when he told me that he had a trip planned–I’d never been before so I was ridiculously excited. Eilat is known as the “Miami” of Israel so I had some pretty high expectations and I was definitely … More A Weekend In Eilat!
Hello all–I hope everyone has had a fabulous couple of days. I haven’t done much blogging because I’ve been doing a lot of the same thing everyday. A lot of volunteering, a lot of Ulpan, a lot of classes on Israeli society, etc…but this past weekend gave me a few great things to talk about … More Setting the City on Fire
This week has been crazy, crazy, crazy! A week full of balagan (although what weekend in the holyland is not?) and good balagan at that! Everything started on Friday when 22 of us took off at 8am for the north of Israel. We were headed to Har Meron (Mount Meron) for a 2-day hiking trek. … More The Fourth of July on Steroids–Happy 63rd Birthday Israel!!
I realize that I’ve been here for 3 months (wahhhh, this is all going by way too fast!) and I have yet to show anyone my house! I’ve had these pictures for a few weeks now and haven’t gotten around to posting them. So, welcome to Guri bayit! This is the front entryway, which leads … More Welcome To My Bayit!
Hi all! I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I have a pretty awesome excuse: My amazing friend Elisa came to town!! I had a week-long break for the Pesach (Passover) holiday so Elisa flew on over for a week for balagan! She arrived on Wednesday the 13th and we travelled … More Pesach 2011: EVB Comes To TLV!
Hi friends! There’s never a dull moment here in Israel (particularly in Tel Aviv)…things are happening all the time and this week was no different. Of course, we had the usual me’mitnadevet (volunteering), shuk visits, and study days, but this week also had some pretty special moments. But first, a random “nothing-to-do-with-anything” story. So Wednesday … More Love in Jeru!
Good evening all..hope everyone has had a fab week so far. I know I have! For starters, I woke myself up at 4am on Sunday morning to watch the big game! UConn in the final four? I just had to! Between the hours of 4:00 and 6:00 I popped in my headphones and streamed the … More Akko? What the Heck’s in Akko?
So I’ve been here for about a month and a half now (and what an amazing few weeks it’s been!). Things are starting to become a bit more routine and I have a set schedule now which is nice. I know where I’m going to be on certain days and what I’ll be doing. But … More Israeli Observations