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Dancing Camels On Gordon Beach

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

After some R&R time on the beach, as chronicled below, your wayfaring blogger got down to business and the reason he had come to Tel Aviv.

 

David Cohen, a fellow Brooklyn native, was hosting an End of Summer event for recent Nefesh B’Nefesh olim like himself on Gordon Beach, just a short walk from my hotel.

 

Aliyah Blog, Part 10: Alexandra’s Celebrity Treatment

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

It has already become known in the Israeli media as “the Singles Flight.”

 

Eighty-one single olim got off the Nefesh B’Nefesh flight from JFK on Tuesday. Within an hour, there was one less as Nechama Dina Simon became engaged to her waiting boyfriend.

 

As one of the remaining 80, Alexandra Polsky started getting phone calls from Israeli reporters on Tuesday, with the help of Nefesh B’Nefesh.

 

Aliyah Blog, Part 9 – More Bureacracy For Adi

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

On her second day in Israel, Adi Cydulkin was spending quality time with family and friends in Haifa. But unlike her fellow Nefesh B’Nefesh olim, Adi still had the Israeli bureaucracy to contend with.

 

Awesome Tel Aviv

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Your faithful blogger has taken it upon himself to investigate the beaches of Tel Aviv while here on dutiful work assignment. He is happy to report to you that the waves are awesome, the water as blue as the stripes on Israel’s flag and so warm it’s like a hot tub with surf. And of course the food in the area is as kosherly delicious as ever.

 

 

So in case you were considering a trip down this way this week, the Continuum strongly encourages it. No thanks are necessary.

 

 

Aliyah Blog, Part 8: The Bergers Settle In

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

For Berle and Pamela Berger their first 48 hours as Israelis seemed much like any of their other visits. There was a day at the beach, dinner with friends, and plenty of quality time with their daughter’s family.

 

The Illusion Of Sanctuary

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Our little bungalow in the Catskills isn’t much. A scarce one-bedroom dwelling with a shared porch, a single air-conditioner that only serves its purpose when the temperature is below 90, a circa-70s kitchen that doubles as the second bedroom and a bathroom that is probably better left undescribed. It seems to be a highly recommended tourist destination for flies and ants.

 

The More Things Change … (A Visit To Avenue J)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

In 1978, my family made aliyah.

 

At least it felt that way. After growing up in an area of Bensonhurst with a bare-bones Jewish community, where my brother and I sometimes faced anti-Semitism on the streets and the idea of a kosher restaurant seemed like something out of a dream, I found myself at age 12 in Midwood, the most Jewish part of Flatbush.

 

Remembering Why Bikur Cholim Is Important

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

When a friend or loved one is seriously ill, perhaps you’ve heard someone say they choose not to visit because “I don’t want to remember [him or her] that way.”

 

Settlers Are People, Too

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I want to share a letter I received from a reader regarding the portrayal of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria. The writer’s son and family are longtime residents of Itamar, in the Samarian mountains near Nablus.

 

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