A lady complimented me (in Hebrew)
The pecan pie turned out very well. I would say probably my best effort. Will has eaten about half of it already.
Will and I met with our friends Taki and Gavi at Tamago, a kosher sushi restaurant. It has some of the best and freshest sushi I have had in a long time (here in Israel or in the States). Really good. The Israeli’s eat late. We got there at 7:30 and by the time we left at 9:30, there was hardly a seat or table to be had. What makes it kosher sushi? Mainly fish, no cheese, lots of veggies and of course, certified by a Rabbi.
Please note a change in the email address for Cindy and her Jerusalem Journal. She has had so many responses to her site that she is asking that you contact her at a new address (see links on the right). Thanks. Her writing is so encouraging. She is a gifted writer and story teller.
As I walked to get my paper this morning, I was reminded that I have only a few days left before I head back to Texas and I have not finished making my “rounds.” I have things to do and people that I like to talk to while I am here, and I just haven’t gotten it all done.
I stopped in the Frankforter Center this morning, did some browsing and ended up buying a little something from them. I noticed that the pastries and coffee have expanded in service. Will probably get the Hafuk (latte) tomorrow. They support the senior community with handicrafts from the seniors and other artists. This shop is the one with the cute crochet dolls that I bought last time I was in Israel. I visited with the laundry guys and the paper man.
To walk on Bet Lechem street and have a sense of community is very special to me. That they all speak Hebrew to me is a bonus. That they lose me after “good morning” (boker tov) and “how are you” (ma nish ma) is okay too. I was so excited this week when a lady complimented me (in Hebrew) on the scarf I was wearing. She said she loved it and I understood enough of her Hebrew to say “todah” (thank you). It is the little things in life.
I must confess that I did go to Aroma yesterday and get an Almond croissant. Probably my last until June.
Weather is cool and clear. Mid 60’s with sun.
News from the Jerusalem Post:
Oldest Arched gate in the world Restored
The oldest gate in the world, located in Ashkelon hs been restored, nearly four thousand years after is was first built. The Canaanite gate, which was constructed around 1,850 BCE as part of the port city’s fortifications, is believed to be the most ancient arched gate in the world.
Florida to host world’s largest Seder
According to a press release put out by the Israel Kabbala Center, some 5,000 people from Israel, Europe, and North and South America are expected to usher in the Festival of Freedom in Florida.
Israel education Center to open in U.S.
The first national center to provide resources for teaching about Israel at the pre-college level is being launched. Lynn Schusterman announced the center’s launch Monday night in Boston before 1,300 day school educators at the nation assembly of Partnership fr Excellence in Jewish Education.
My plan for tomorrow includes dropping off the letters of protest at the Prime Minister’s office about the Temple Mount digging. Thanks to all who sent letters. They will be delivered as promised. All we want is that any digging be certified and approved by the IAA, so that any Jewish artifacts are preserved properly.
I’m off to downtown. I have a little shopping (blessing) to do before I leave Israel.