Sunday, August 31, 2014

Starting 1st Grade Tomorrow!

Three friends (and two older siblings) spent the last afternoon of the long summer holiday at the pool. Three friends off to start 1st grade tomorrow morning at 8am in three different schools. Good luck to all the students and teachers (and parents) all over Israel who are going back to school tomorrow, but specially those starting 1st Grade.

*Photo by Yael Katz

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Not A Fancy Wedding

I was hoping to get back to mundane but happier topics with the start of August. I expect I will soon as the end of the war seems to be in sight. The tunnels under Israel that took Hamas 5 years to build and cost them millions of dollars are all but destroyed. I've heard that we are pulling out of Gaza.

Today on fb I saw these photos posted by Lisa Brink.

It looks like a fancy wedding doesn't it? It was in fact the Friday Night Dinner at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv. The guests were the families of wounded soldiers who were staying in the hospital over Shabbat to be with their sons, husbands, boyfriends, and brothers.

And here are goody parcels to keep them going in between meals.

Sometimes I love Israel even more than I yearn for salt and vinegar crisps.