Friday, May 18, 2007


Why do each the native Israelis look at me with a shocked smile every time I ask one over for a Shabbos meal? Is it specific to Modi'in, or is it Israeli in general? Yesterday, for example, I told the mother of two of our daughter's friends that they were invited next Shabbos for lunch. She pointed at her group and said, "All of us?"

Did she really, for a minute, think that I meant that only she and her husband were invited? Bizarre... Then she wanted to know how come so many Americans are making Aliyah now. The Parnasah is better there, no? There aren't any daily occurances of Anti-Semitism, right? You have Sundays off? (That last one I just threw in)

So I told her: This is our land, a Matana from Hashem. That, and you can't find Shesek in America.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, now that baseball is coming to Israel, making aliya is a no brainer!

May 18, 2007 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screw the shesek.

May 20, 2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

??? Interesting.

May 21, 2007 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Max Power said...

It must just be Modi'in. In efrat it's pretty rare to go more than a couple of shabbatot eating without another family around.

May 28, 2007 5:11 AM  

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