Lizzy\’s Israel Weblog

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old timey me in chalkpopartlizzy  live

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:
me and debbie
me and debbie 

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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, Rebba Debba Doo and me.
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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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

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  1. HI!!!

    Comment by Tamara — July 30, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

  2. Hi Lizzy,
    Just one comment so far…I can’t read this print. How can we make it bigger?!!
    Love you,

    Comment by meryl weiner — July 30, 2007 @ 11:13 pm

  3. Blizzy, I miss you already!

    Comment by oriana — August 1, 2007 @ 3:40 am

  4. Thank you, now I can read every wonderful word you write!
    Love you,

    Comment by meryl weiner — August 1, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

  5. seriously .. your kicking some serious a** and i love it !!!
    take care aliza ,

    Comment by gav — August 9, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

  6. Yea!!! I love this picture. Not to put the pressure on, but I like blogs with photos, so keep ’em coming. (Maybe dorm pictures…the view…)

    Comment by rebba the shvester — August 12, 2007 @ 3:18 pm

  7. rock on, kindred spirit! 🙂

    Comment by Nick Dupree — August 16, 2007 @ 1:46 am

  8. Boobie! I love that you apologize for not keeping up with the blog when you’re looking for a place to live and trying to find internet and it’s Rosh Hashana and YOU’RE IN ANOTHER COUNTRY. :o) Silly boobie, blogs are for kids!

    Oh, and you should check out a computer program called “Skype” if you are able to download stuff from the internet. Apparently, it is free and lets you make international and long distance calls FOR FREE from your computer. I’ve not yet tried it, but my brother says that it works, and I trust him.

    Miss you!

    Comment by Erin — September 21, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

  9. Shalom Lizzy,luv your blog.Have your thought of joining the English-writing Israeli-bloggers aggregate:

    Comment by Akiva — October 15, 2007 @ 8:35 am

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