The Holiest Day in the Holiest City

The best part about this time of year is that when Yom Kippur ends you know you have an entire year until you have to go 25 hours without food or water again. Unless of course you are “super relig” (the new lingo everyone says here) and fast for the other three holidays as well. […]

Back to the Future

Hello technology! On Wednesday morning Ariel, Vanessa and I made our way to Maale Adumim to go to Ariel’s aunt and uncles. I was there last week and had relaxed plenty and ate plenty more. This time around I did the same, times ten. When the sun went down Wednesday night I said goodbye to […]

Shook & Slichot

Today after Ulpan class Ariel and I made our way to the Shook and it was even more delightful than I could have imagined. Every possible fruit and vegetable was there, along with fresh dried fruit, nuts, and other local handmade crafts. Israelis from all over town were there getting their fruits and veggies for […]

Dinner and Runs

I have been fortunate enough to already become very close with two girls. One of them coincidentally is my roommate and we have started a tradition of cooking together every night. I would like to think it is a very cute habit of us, and we’re fortunate to both love various dishes of chicken/fish/tofu and […]

My New (Temporary) Hometown

So I thought I would write a bit about the place that I am living in for the next three months. The town is called Ashquelon (can also be spelt Ashkelon) and it is filled with a wide variety of people, yet not as wide a variety of things to do. There are beautiful neighborhoods […]