For those of you who don’t know what pesach is (aka passover) then I would highly recommend you hit up our good friend Google before you continue reading.
Anywho, we started off by cleaning and kashering our apartment Sunday. It wasn’t too difficult because our kitchen is so small and we weren’t going to be there for the week anyway. We did some major scrubbing, mopping, sweeping, and then tied our chametz cabinets closed.
Monday morning I headed off to Jerusalem with Jake to my Aunt and Uncle’s for the seder. The seder was wonderful! We read the Hagadah, stopping for short discussions between sections. We didn’t start the seder until after 8 and we didn’t start eating until almost 10:45! I was blown away by the time because it really didn’t feel long at all! As usual, my aunt made a wonderfully delicious dinner and dessert that left us stuffed! We finished up the seder and to bed we went!
After sleeping in and having a nice lunch Tuesday I decided to take a long walk around the neighborhood, I walked for almost two hours before going back to the house and laying down to read a book… I woke up 2 hours later. Tuesday night I went out to dinner with Arielle (my roommate from last semester) and her parents who were in visiting. We had a lovely kosher for passover dinner and when they found out it was my birthday the next day they got me a dessert with a sparkler and everything! It was lovely!
The next day I traveled with Maya and some of her relatives who live here to Tel Aviv. It’s normally about an hour drive, but traffic was horrible and 5 of us plus a dog were trapped inside a hot little car for two and a half hours! Once we got there we dropped our stuff off at Maya’s friend’s and we headed to lunch on the beach. After lunch we layed on the beach for a bit but it was already well into the afternoon and pretty chilly, so that didn’t last long. That evening we met up with Sammy and spent the night window shopping in Tel Aviv and having a wonderful dinner!Also whoops for cutting off our heads, but I’m way to lazy to go back and fix it :)
I spent Thursday night back in the apartment and then met Jake in Haifa for Shabbat. We stayed at a nice little place, but made the final decision that Haifa is far from our favorite city in Israel… it’s not very pretty, and there is nothing to do. We ended up going to see the movie Noah Friday night. It was a pretty cool movie but definitely not funny enough for my attention span to last that long.. actually, it wasn’t funny at all. Saturday we went to the science museum, if we were about 10 years younger it would have been great! ;) Sunday morning we checked out and I headed back to karmiel. I spent all day yesterday and today in my room watching Hart of Dixie on netflix. Sorry Scandal, but this show was made for me!
This week we have our Israel Activism Seminar, not so sure yet as to how it will turn out. I guess I’ll let you know next week!
Hope you all have a wonderful week! One month and 5 days until this girl is home!