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Travelling with the Engels

Basically it's not your idea of fun. Our intentions are really good- but most of the time it backfires.  Case in point:  yesterday we wanted to go to a really cool mall in Ashdod. And then a quick swim on the beach and home by 8:30. We planned on leaving at 2 pm. First problem… Continue reading Travelling with the Engels

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Some clarity. 

A tisha b'av is drawing to a close I can't help but to be grateful to be in our amazing land. On this fateful day. But somehow I am so hopefull. I am sad and have been watching horrific movies of our history.of monsters trying to wipe us out.  But here we are. The eternal… Continue reading Some clarity.¬†

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It’s not so simple. Part II

Now I'm here. 6 weeks in. I've come to understand the shorts and t- shirt situation. On school swim trips the fashion here is for girls to wear shorts and t- or tank over bathing suits. They swim in that. But that's girls only. It seems to filter into mixed swimming too.  So I said… Continue reading It’s not so simple. Part II

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It’s not so simple

Coming to Israel is supposed to be an Aliyah. One would think it's so simple. But it's not. I have arrived and have never felt more of a need to define myself/ ourselves. What's important and what's not.  I became frum through Aish HaTorah. I went to Neve and Eyaht  - and was by default… Continue reading It’s not so simple