These words come from the Book of Esther – Megillat Ester that is read twice during the holiday of Purim. It is a wonderful fun-filled time when everything is turned upside-down. Here, in Israel it is celebrated with much, much happiness and enthusiasm.The first clue that Purim was really close came exactly a week before it. There were kids playing with fireworks all over. It was very unusual to hear them go of
You do not see me writing much about politics. But I actually used to be a “crazy chicken” before.I did not knit or crochet in the past week. Instead I spend most of my time on Facebook and one of the Ravelry forums. I felt a compelling need to talk and write about the Itamar Massacre.You can read more about it here.The thing that got to me most was the indifference expressed by so many. I think that with
We finally figured out how to post our videos! So, now you can come and visit us (at least virtually) in our new apartment. All you need to do is to click here and look for two video clips posted on the Wall of ChickenStitches Facebook Page.So come already, I am waiting for you!
I am so sorry I have not posted in the past two weeks. There was lots to share, but I was so busy living through it, I had not time to post. Our first wonderful news is that we finally have the Internet working! Now I will be able to keep up a lot better with all that happens in cyberspace. And I hope I will be able to post a lot more often. Last Friday we were finally reunited with our things that were shipped by se
I am feeling a bit lonely tonight. DS #1 came to spend Shabbos with us this week. We had a very nice time together he was very helpful and loving and recalcitrant just enough that we could remember that he is a regular teenager. He left a few hours ago and there is a huge Boy-shaped hole in this house. We already know he got to the yeshiva OK and are not worried about him. Just miss him a lot. Somehow, now, that we a
We are making the rounds of different important sounding places to finish up our initial “settling in” things. At this point we have got gas and electricity in our name and were able today to get “arnona” the land tax put in our name. In Israel this tax is payed by the tenant. It was very important to get it done because as new immigrants we get a huge discount for one year. We have also start
The kids are loving it here. This is a wonderful place to be a child. The school my girls go to has a stunning garden. Girls are cared for by very dedicated teachers and administrators. The boys’ school has a wonderful playground, that would be an envy of any school in the US.We were very concerned about our kids communicating with other children, but I am not worried anymore. Yesterday, for the first time we h
Today has rained practically all day. Buckets and buckets of water fell from the sky. A perfect day to stay home? Not so…We went out with two younger kids and walked, walked, walked for hours.We had to run some errands, but the air was so fresh, the greenery so lush, the view so perfect (yes in the rain) that we decided not to take a bus, but walk.At some point we split up and I stumbled into a bakery full of w
Please excuse me for not posting before. It took me a while to get to Internet. We still do not have a phone line or Internet ourselves and it might be another week or more until we do. So I am using this opportunity (a visit to computer able friends) to let everyone know what is happening since last time I posted.We have packed frantically and thought we did pretty well, until on the morning of our flight we found o
I thought that I would be able to blog every day as we get ready for our move to Israel. After all, this is something I wanted to do for the past 4 years. Not so. We get so tired and so busy that some days I don’t even make it to the computer. Finally, I had to let you know what’s happening. The shippers are coming tomorrow to pack up our things, that will go by sea. I wish I could wake up the day after.