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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Report From the (Aliyah) Front

Just got back from the airport. OOS, OHDIL and the kids are on the plane.

Today was a very stressful day for all involved. OOS was on the phone all morning getting jerked around by his Israeli landlord. For ridiculous reasons, they won't be able to move directly into their apartment so they scrambled to find alternative arrangements for a week. Klita Kalah? Not yet.

We and our machatanim were stressed for obvious reasons.

The scene at the airport was interesting. Very eclectic crowd of olim. All over the lot. A large bunch of chareidim, a handfull of MOs, a number of non-Orthodox, a few older people, a few very young people.

The short Nefesh B'Nefesh program was very flat; quite a surprise. Maybe it'll be better in Israel when they get there (although after travelling with two little ones under the age of 18 months, I doubt that OOS and OHDIL will be much in the mood for speeches). Mercifully, it was short.

(The most fun part of my day was going to the bike store to get OOS's and my bike packed for next week's trip to Israel. Just a little bit more than a week and I'll be on the road with OOS. I'm pumped.)

Saying goodbye was hard, especially for MHW and OHDIL's mom.

I am drained.


  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger Uberimma said…

    Mazal tov. Really. You know you raised them right.

    IY"H, you will miss them so much that in a few years you'll be the ones on the plane.

  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger Elster said…

    All truly amazing. I would settle for 3 weks there this coming summer.


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