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Updated: 2013-06-25T09:05:38.343-04:00

 



i felt that in some ways people were more determin...

2006-05-25T20:18:00.000-04:00

i felt that in some ways people were more determined and resolved not to let the terrorist stop their daily lifesyle

Absolutely. I went the next Motzei Shabbos to where they had a memorial event on Ben Yehuda, also for solidarity and to mourn. There's a blog on my 'roll called Bein Adam L'Chaveiro (in the friends/family section) where a guy named Oose describes how someone was sitting in his normal seat the night of the BY bombing in Cafe Rimon, saving his life.

I too was determined to continue hitching; I didn't for those 3 weeks by request of my cousins who felt it was not proper to make my parents worry extra.



Yom Yershalayim is one of the most amazing days of...

2006-05-25T19:49:00.000-04:00

Yom Yershalayim is one of the most amazing days of the year. I always remember feeling awestruck by the unity of all types of jews when I walked through shar shechem each year (I purposly walked through shar shechem cuz I did not usually walk that way. But the armenian shuk? Come on Ezzie, when did anyone go the long way to the kotel... I always walked through the shuk!). Also I was always saddend to see our holiest city being treated like garbage by the people who reside there now. If only we would have kicked everyone out of the old city in '67 the the old city today might be like the old city in Tzfat, jews everywhere and not the slightest bit of fear to go anywhere. Regarding what Mordy said... it is true that many people were afraid during my first year in Israel (I was there the same year as ezzie was) however, i felt that in some ways people were more determined and resolved not to let the terrorist stop their daily lifesyle. That is why I purposly went to Ben Yehuda the day after the bombings to be their to show solidarity and to mourn with my fellow jews. (I was not thier at the bombings thank G-d, I was busy watching Harry Potter, which the thursday before came out in the theaters... maybe I should write a letter to J.K.Rowling thanking her...). This is why me and my friends went to chevron when ever we could and went to Gush Katif (Gaza) for four or five shabbosim (cant remember right now) to show our support to the jews who lived their (who always begged us to come back and to bring as many people as we can). This is why I hitched all over the shomron and yehuda (west bank) and constantly went to more and more places as much as I could, to really feel how it was to live and be in Israel. To really feel that this land is our land the land that G-d has given us. But I dont know... maybe me and my friends were just crazy!



Rabbi - Behave!KM - Amen. Thank you.

2006-05-25T16:47:00.000-04:00

Rabbi - Behave!

KM - Amen. Thank you.



Wow.I'm starting to regret not going to the parade...

2006-05-25T15:58:00.000-04:00

Wow.I'm starting to regret not going to the parade. It's amazing how time heals. Who even thinks twice before going to Ne'eman (where S'barro used to be)? Thanks for the reminder of how lucky we are to be able to live in Israel,in a relatively quiet time. May it only continue in peace.



who said anything about working?!:)

2006-05-25T14:07:00.000-04:00

who said anything about working?!:)



IH - It is incredible, isn't it?Rabbi - What, peop...

2006-05-25T14:02:00.000-04:00

IH - It is incredible, isn't it?

Rabbi - What, people work? Why?!



i was posting for the benefit of those who dont ha...

2006-05-25T13:26:00.000-04:00

i was posting for the benefit of those who dont have all day to read all of your posts...:)



Wow! Wow, wow, wow. I was there (before the intafa...

2006-05-25T13:21:00.000-04:00

Wow! Wow, wow, wow. I was there (before the intafada, though). I will never forget the experience!



Sarah - YY Sameach!OC - At the right time... :)Mor...

2006-05-25T12:38:00.000-04:00

Sarah - YY Sameach!

OC - At the right time... :)

Mordy - Heh. And I know you're serious. But all right, let's race. Loser pays for all-you-can-eat at the steakhouse every month for a year. Deal?

It definitely was different the next year. In a way, I learned a lot more on the next year's walk; but the emotional aspect was missing. Your year was still rough (and wasn't that when they did the gas masks?), but nothing compared to what we were getting - though I'm proud to say that nobody I was close with left.

I still hitched, though for about 3 weeks in March I think it was I took a lot more Beit Shemesh sheiruts.

Speaking of Dov, we should write about meeting Mashiach, no? :)

Heh - I noticed the kippah too - I have the same one. Gotta love that. And each person learns what they're supposed to (hopefully) from their experiences. You guys had other crazy things to learn from, and though you may not have had the extra level of worry, you also were able to get around more. Nobody was going to town after Cafe Rimon was blown to pieces our year - many guys weren't leaving the Moshav. There's a lesson in that, but those people then didn't get the experience walking around J-town.

YY Sameach, man.

Rabbi - You were as skinny then as you are now! And if you'd read all my posts, you'd see I linked to TWO people with that! ;)



for some much needed inspiration:http://www.israca...

2006-05-25T12:06:00.000-04:00

for some much needed inspiration:

http://www.isracast.com/Transcripts/JerusalemDay_trans.htm



awesome post and nice pics:) - -Just a quick quest...

2006-05-25T10:19:00.000-04:00

awesome post and nice pics:) - -Just a quick question: Isnt Yom Yerushalayim tomorrow?



Ezzie, I propose we start a race. A race to see wh...

2006-05-25T10:04:00.000-04:00

Ezzie, I propose we start a race. A race to see who makes aliyah first. First one to Israel has to save the other a nice seat next to them in shul. hehe. But I'm serious, let's go. NOW! or maybe after the CPA. I know Serach's cool with that. We can all live in one of your sisters/aunts/uncles house until we find jobs. No biggie.(I am serious btw)
ANYWAY, about that post. I know I'm like really sensitive to this stuff, but yeah, slight shiver. Just seeing the pictures of all you guys. I mean, the next year when me, Rafi and "the roomates" were making fun of you and your "close friend [who] was on voluntary guard duty," it was a little different. When Dov H brought me to town for the first time he would tell me all these stories about the year before and without images his stories would only mean so much. But seeing Reuven's kippah (i rmmbr that kippah!) and all the other guys in those pictures and putting all your faces into the danger that was that entire year, it's really hard. It just occured to me how easy our year had it. Would I have been able to hitch as much as I did if I was in Israel a year earlier? Would I have had half as many interesting experiences? Would I have been able to make the most of the situation? It's amazing to have all this suddenly occur to me. The thoughts were always there, but to really feel it like I do right now is so wierd. But it doesn't bother me, cuz the truth is, I have had very many interesting stories and experiences. I have been many interesting places. I have seen my fair share of beautiful, amazing, spiritually-uplifting scenes and also shocking, depressing, even spirituality-bending sights, and all of these things have shaped the way I view Israel and the way I view the Jews who give up so much just to be a part of Ha'aretz. And all of these experiences have helped to instill in me the undying, unfaltering love that I have for our homeland. So, thanx for the post Ezzie. V'Yom Yerushalayim Sameach L'Kulam!



Awesome post! Great pictures! COME HOME!!!-OC

2006-05-25T06:54:00.000-04:00

Awesome post! Great pictures! COME HOME!!!
-OC



you've really captured the atmosphere with this po...

2006-05-25T05:11:00.000-04:00

you've really captured the atmosphere with this post.

thank you and yom yerushalayim sameach.