Posted: Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:14 | Posted by: | Sacred and Insane
Excuse the low-quality iPhone photography.

I’ve decided that on every weekend from now on I will publish a brief list of some of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen, heard or smelled over the past week. Things that don’t warrant an entire post but encapsulate the eccentric world that is Israeli society.

-Monday: I was struggling to carry a six-pack of two-liter bottles of water, some religious-ish teenage "mean girls" decided to block the entrance to the store I was exiting from.

Posted: Sat, 03/05/2011 - 17:19 | Posted by: | Sacred and Insane

Six months in and still going strong – well, usually.

And boy, am I thankful for that.

Posted: Sat, 03/05/2011 - 14:08 | Posted by: | Sacred and Insane

I’ve decided that on every weekend from now on I will publish a brief list of some of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen, heard or smelled over the past week. Things that don’t warrant an entire post but encapsulate the eccentric world that is Israeli society.

-Sunday: My brother and I managed to Skype for 2.5 hours, after not getting to speak for a long time. It was quite fun – though I'm trying to figure out what we possibly chatted about for so long. I do hope he finally comes to visit this spring.

Posted: Fri, 02/25/2011 - 21:01 | Posted by: | Sacred and Insane
Baby preparing for battle??
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 I’ve decided that on every weekend from now on I will publish a brief list of some of the most ridiculous things I’ve seen, heard or smelled over the past week. Things that don’t warrant an entire post but encapsulate the eccentric world that is Israeli society.

-Monday: No matter where you are in the world, you can always find The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have to admit it was difficult to resist purchasing my childhood pop-up favorite while reporting at the Jerusalem Book Fair that evening. Meanwhile, I not only met a fellow Giants fan, I also met a very lovely couple in their mid-70s who enjoy traveling everywhere from Antarctica to the North Pole to Timbuktu. I'm thoroughly impressed by them and hope to see them again soon!

Posted: Wed, 02/23/2011 - 09:17 | Posted by: | Sacred and Insane

 My new Hebrew class that I began two weeks ago is a far-cry from the previous one in terms of content, but also, I must admit, in terms of the amount of effort I am putting into it.

One amazing thing about my class at Milah downtown is that you can hardly hope to have an English conversation with the other students, as there are only three Americans. The rest: a Venezuelan, two Brazilians, an Italian, two South Koreans, an Egyptian, a Hollander a Ukrainian and a Belorussian.