Why I Love Living in Israel Moment

Train Days. Ron and I love traveling throughout Israel on the train. First of all it is free because we live in Otef Azza. Most of all because where ever we go we are surrounded by Jews. I Love it.   Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

Old Friends

“Old friends, sitting on a park bench like book ends.” Simon & Garfunkle. Michael and Barbara came to visit last week. We have been friends for about 40 years. They were taking a 50th anniversary cruise. They made sure to take a cruise that stopped in Israel. They wanted to touch base and make sure we were ok after that great summer we had. We had a wonderful time shmoozing for 3 hours. Michael and Barbara really supported us doing the war. It was really special having such a special moment together. love you guys. Please come back soon. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

Yonatan Raziel – Erev Hashana Rabbah

Yonatan Raziel came back to Sa’ad on Laila – ליל -the night of Hashana Rabbah for a repeat performance. It was a grand affair. This time it was for the people of Sa’ad. It was sponsored by the Sochnut, a government sponsored agency. He came with a whole band, lights and professional sound. Ron and I sat in the second row, center. He was exilerating. I didn’t film. I just closed my eyes, enjoyed the colors in my mind and inhaled the music. Parts were very spiritual and emotional. He talked to us about our part in the war. The young yeshiva boys of Sa’ad danced. At the end he danced with the soldiers (Yep. Permanent unit of soldiers on Sa’ad. Another gift of the war. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

Sukkot on Kibbutz Sa’ad

Here is what my porch and garden looks like in peaceful times, like Sukkot. I was very thankful that we had a peaceful Succot. I thought we would still knee deep in war. Share this:TweetMoreEmailPocketShare on...

A Gift from G-d

Near the end of the war, I was sitting on my porch, (the one you are all familiar with) listening to all the booms. How are we going to be in Shul for the Chagim? How are we going to build a Succah? Then the war miraculously ended, and there was hope!?? But we were all waiting for the other shoe to drop. There were several scattered Tzevah Adoms, including yesterday. But there is a new phenomenon that we have never experienced before. People do hear booms but the Tzevah Adoms are always reported as false alarms. Mm mm…. Must be part of the ceasefire agreement. Okay?? I guess I can except that, if there is REALLY peace. As I said before, even though the war was technically over, we were all on edge (refer to PTSD – Me and the Rest of Israel, October...