Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Shout Out 2

I was standing in line with my "sistas" and N.R. walked into Dunkin Donuts. I haven't seen him in a year and was delighted he came in. He asked me how things were going and I asked him when he and his family would be joining us in Israel. Then he said that he saw the picture of the accident. I asked how he saw it.

"I read your blog." Oh, lord. Another one.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

as the president of the ou said, only losers move to israel.

August 01, 2007 10:35 AM  
Blogger Veev said...

Did he??? Then we can't trust his Hashgacha anymore.

August 01, 2007 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like a source on that quote...


August 01, 2007 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

b do a search online. definitely happened.

August 01, 2007 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the quote - "People are starting to go to Israel for the right reasons. Years ago aliya was for people who were running away from something. They weren't successful. They didn't have a successful marriage. They were coming because there was a reason. They weren't role models. But today I see really successful people. Young people. Doctors, lawyers, business people, finance people, who are giving it up not to come here to starve. Not to schnorr from their parents."

August 01, 2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

So then it's just a paraphrase then? Or shall we say a misquote and Motzi Shem Rah?

August 01, 2007 9:25 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

While it was a misquote, still a pretty obnoxious thing to say.

August 02, 2007 4:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what the man is thinking, at the very least. that today he actually sees professionals going to live in israel does not necessarily contradict what i said.

August 02, 2007 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my god veev. if you were a bt would you go around asking your old friends when they are going to become religious? a tad obnoxious, yes?

i understand you moved to israel, and im sure you had your reasons. but the rest of us have to look at ourselves in the mirror, and moving to israel is, for most of us, clearly the wrong thing to do.

August 02, 2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Why is the wrong thing for you to do?

Veev, you know you're going to have to wear like sunglasses and disguises now b/c of your blogger celebrity. The paprazzi will be next. those vultures! ;-p

August 02, 2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

Anon - Moving to Israel may seem inconvenient to you, as you may have to give up your daily Starbucks and your kids' lack of freedom. The person I was speaking to in Dunkin Donuts, however, happens to have a short-term plan to make Aliyah. And that's why I asked him.

Olim helping future Olim. Get it?

August 03, 2007 7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

perhaps anon 11:23 feels a little guilty....

just sayin'


August 03, 2007 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually, veev, i could have a far better life in "israel." but i prefer to live where i do because i think it is the right thing to do.
as for you, well, i suppose we all have to live with our choices.

August 04, 2007 6:14 PM  
Blogger Veev said...

"Gladly"... HaMevin Yavin.

August 05, 2007 12:57 AM  

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