Okay so here’s the deal.
Living in a foreign country where you don’t speak the native language, learning Torah at least eight hours a day, not having a regular income… it’s tough!
You may have noticed that my blog has not been updated since… well since forever ago. Things have not worked out with this blog as I had hoped they would. I haven’t been able to find a good way to fit it in. Yet. I have faith that I will soon– with G-d’s help– be able to do this still. Just maybe not yet. Y’know how, when you move to a new place, the readjusting period can seem really long? Well multiply that by… um, let’s see… carry the one… decimal goes there… OH WHATEVER. I’m in Israel, people. End of story.
So the blog I put up today is something I wrote, not necessarily as a narrative of my time here in Jerusalem. But more of a musing… a musing on the time I’m NOT having in the States. Please enjoy.
Here is a picture of me from tonight! Just to prove I’m still alive and healthy:
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Shalom! I’m Lizzy and this is my Israel blog! I’m living in Jerusalem for the next three years to study Torah, learn Hebrew, and experience Israeli culture. In my previous life, I was an English major with a concentration in creative writing so I figure this blog will be a good way for me to share my thoughts and reflections on my stay here in Israel and, at the same time, keep in touch with everyone I miss back in the States.
The links to the actual blog posts can be found to the right, as well as links to other select people’s blogs and other pertinent websites that I find to be very important! Please feel free to keep in touch with me as well by leaving me comments on this, my main page, or on the actual blogs you read. All comments are welcome, even if it’s just to say hi!
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Because of the craziness of this week (including having to pack up my entire room into the closet so that exterminators can spray chemicals into my dorm) I do not have any new pictures right now to go with my new, grammatically questionable blog entry. So to make up for the lack of graphics, here is a random picture of one of my favorite poets:
Shel Silverstein, author of Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Enjoy the post, leave me comments, be well, and love each other!
New “bloglet” up and Unbearably Cute Picture of a Dog, sent in:
(The dog’s on the right. In case you weren’t sure…)
Someone else I got to see a week or so before leaving the country was my dear friend, Brashan (this is a picture of me and his adorable snorting dog, Kimmy Sue.) He lives in Richmond but has also recently moved (across town, not across the ocean.) Letitchadesh, Brashan (that means, “May you be renewed by your new surroundings!”)
And here, below, is a picture taken in New York City, merely weeks before I left the country. My dear friends of Bushwick, NYC, threw me the best rooftop bar-b-que going away party anyone could ever want. I was so lucky to have two of my best friends, Oriana and Laurel Leckert, and my very own, bonafide, certified, verified sister there. Here we are on Bedford Street in Williamsburg, Bkln.
From L -> R: Oriana, Laurel, Rebecca (mein shvester), and me.
I miss the three of you so so much. All my love. And say hi to your respective roommates for me.
Enjoy the latest post– more to come, I promise!
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SHABBAT TIMES IN MY TWO HOMES————->
Light candles at: 3:56 PM, Friday December 14 Shabbat ends at : 5:16 PM, Saturday December 15
Light candles at: 4:29 PM, Friday December 14 Shabbat ends at: 5:31 PM, Saturday December 15
For more times, based on your area, go here: Chabad.org’s Shabbat Times Figure-Outerer