יום שלישי, יולי 31, 2007

Israel is discovering Facebook.
Its like Crocks shoes.
the New thing.
You have to have it,
to be.

יום שישי, יולי 27, 2007

heard Oy Division with DJ Psoy playing in Jerusalem. Excellent. Brought back my own memories from Russia, and some collective memories quality moments.
Higly recommended.
I heart igoogle

יום שלישי, יולי 24, 2007

9 Av

Its today. I`m not fasting following the doctor`s instructions. Its a new experience for me not to fast on this day I remember when we wee around the ages of nine or ten, we used to compete, who can fast the longest. I guess I lost this year.
Last night I was at the Merkaz Tarbut - the local Community Center. I was overwhelmed by the number of people that came along to read Eicha, Secular, Israelis, Non Israelis, Religious. people stam people and to sit together and reflect on what needs mending in our society in Israel. The words of Yochi Brandies, an Israeli author are still with me. Part of the reason for the destruction of the temple is the big cry the Israelites cried after the spies came back and spoke badly about the land of Israel, if we cried for no reason that night, said g-d, he will give us a good reason to cry now.

I reflect back: the disengagement, the war last year are good reasons to cry for me. the fact so many families that were evicted from thierhomes still don` have where to work, although the government promise them employment, the fact the prime minster didn`t resign after he war and the Winograd committee report, the fact Sderot is still bombed on daily basis, it is a reason for me to cry.

What I do learn from that is that sometimes we complain, talk badly, gossip, kvetch for no good reason. Its time to do, not to feel miserable.

יום ראשון, יולי 22, 2007

I usually heavily disagree with Gidon Levy from Ha`aretz.
But today I agree with each word he wrote.
I think that my challenge as some one who works n the field of Jewish education is not to battle assimilation or inter-marriage, my challenge is to deal with ignorance.

יום שישי, יולי 20, 2007

יום חמישי, יולי 19, 2007

Not an easy time in life, being ill, recovering, the post surgery depression. They tell you that at the hospital, but it didn't resonate, until it DID.

Shabbat I was away with my family. I was too tires to enjoy.
Surprisingly or not, one of the sound tracks from Avenue Q stuck to me. I kept singing to my self It suck to be me.

My mother gave me such a look. you don`t want to know.

יום שלישי, יולי 17, 2007

All Clear

יום ראשון, יולי 15, 2007

Thanks to Google Analytics, I now have more information about you, my 5 loyal readers.
The truth must be said, it slightly more than five readers. Will not tell you how many, I will just share with you the following:
1 reader from Finland
2 from Central America. only 1 from South America though.
2 From Singapore
3 From India.
1 from Moncton, Canada.
No one from Nebraska, which proves my point: there is no such place, its just an urban myth.
Loads from Israel - all the way from Beer Sheva to Haifa.
Loads from the UK - from Devon to Manchester. Anybody knows where on earth and England Wrexham is?

יום שבת, יולי 14, 2007

Oh my, Tesco is under terror threat.
I guess this week will see arise in numbers of shoppers at Asda, Sainsbury and prehaps Waitrose?

יום חמישי, יולי 12, 2007

Jerusalem May 2007

I just noticed there are alot of new comers to Facebook, people around my age group and north. Its nice to be around people my age, even if it only Facebook.
So I am doing better, Much better. I started writing my papers for university. I actually find them intersting.
Will start working few hours each day, and I am taking every day as it comes. Its the new, calm me. Yeah. Sure.

יום ראשון, יולי 08, 2007

You all know by know that I am a massive Nina Simone fan,
watch this - her own version of Eretz Zavat Chalv u`Dvash.
Unbelievable, thanks J for reavaeling this gem.


לֹא הָיָה צֹרֶך לַחְתֹּך אֶת גּוּפִי
לְשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר חֲלָקִים
וּלצַיֵּן אֶת שֵׁם הַנִּמְעָן

חֲשָׁבְתִּי עַל זֶה וְזֶה לֹא מַתְאִים

אַתְּ לֹא עֲשׂוּיָה מֵהָחֹמֶר
שֶׁאִתּוֹ מִתְחַתְּנִים

יום שישי, יולי 06, 2007

I am not OCD.
I was never sure about it, as I do have some OCD behavior. After taking this survey,I know I`m fine. Just a little obsessed with surveys prehaps.

יום רביעי, יולי 04, 2007

Thanks to Joseph I know how to use links.
I just should not over do it.

יום שלישי, יולי 03, 2007

Its 17th Tamuz today, a day of fasting. A lot of terrible events happened on this day in Jewish History.
For me this year its a lot about marking a year to the war in Lebanon.

Bright Eyes

I like this song, from Bright Eyes.
click the title and get to hear and see thier clip. beautiful, simple and moving. me at least.

"First Day Of My Life"

This is the first day of my life
I swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
Now I don’t know where I am
I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I’d let you know
That these things take forever
I especially am slow
But I realize that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said “this is the first day of my life
I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”

So if you want to be with me
With these things there’s no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I’d rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery
Besides maybe this time is different
I mean I really think you like me

יום שני, יולי 02, 2007

The Israeli blog sphere is all jazzed about the demonstration against the plea-bargain in the Katzav case.
I am disappointed, not by the legal system only, mostly by the fact that this demonstration was on Shabbat, not allowing me a an observant women to join in.
I want to be heard. I scream from the inside. Its a disgrace. He should not have a plea-bargain. A` should be included. And I want to say that. loud and clear. I want to join this battle, with other 20,000-30,000 like minded people, in Tel Aviv.
Oh, I can`t. I keep Shabbat.