Musings From Israel:

Sometimes amusing, sometimes thought-provoking, hopefully never mind-numbing. Everyday life here in Artzeinu Hakedosha. North American family of 6 moves to Israel (for a year)on a trial basis, then decides to stay.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

L.A.=ballet (if you're almost 3)

There was a time (for about 4 months) that everytime we passed our shul (which was/is under construction, but in use--only in Israel!), which was SEVERAL TIMES A DAY Thing 4 would call out, "Bais Tefilla!"
Last year Thing 3 took ballet once a week.
Thing 4 was a passenger in the car on ballet-carpool days.
Frequently he confirms with me,"T's b'lay?"as we pass the building! and I of course answer in the affirmative!
The girls still go to chugim there--not just ballet anymore, but of course, it's still 'T's b'lay!'
Anyway, my sister (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY) lives in L.A., and my kids know that they have cousins in L.A.
We called L.A. this morning and Thing 4 asked to speak to his cousin, but since it's a 10 hour difference, Thing 4 got a mini science lesson, along the lines of--when it's dark here, it's sunny in L.A., and when it's shluffy-time in L.A. you're in gan and playing .
Suddenly Thing 4 wanted to know why his cousin was at 'b'lay' if it's shluffy-time!

Baruch...Dayan Ha'Emet

We have no idea what kochos our tefillos have, what far-reaching effects our good actions can result in. We daven to Hashem and need to remember that it is really all up to HIM.
I received a phone call that just a short while ago Leah bat Isabelle was nifteret.
The levaya will be held on Friday, BE"H.
May we be zochim to see, very soon, 'the other side' of the magnificent tapestry that HaKadosh Baruch Hu is weaving.

shabbat shalom u'mevorach
kiss your kids,
compliment your spouse ,
thank your parents
and be nice to your neighbours (even the ones you really don't like)and to strangers.
make a difference!

oif simachot!

Also, a dear family member will be undergoing extensive surgery for hip replacement on Thursday November 30 (East-Coast U.S.); Please recite tehillim for her; her name is Yenta bat Esther.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

urgent plea for tefillot

My aunt called me at about 8:30 this morning. She's expecting that some of you may have already heard tonight..
A close friend of the family is in desperate need of rachamei shamayim.
She has cancer, and at the moment is bad--the doctors--are not expecting her to survive the night.
She has a young family. Please daven for Leah bat Isabelle.

Also, a dear family friend will be undergoing extensive surgery for hip replacement on Thursday November 30; Please say tehillim for her;
her name is Yenta bat Esther.
I will--B"N-- update you as to their conditions if anything changes, but please feel free to follow up.

tizku limitzvot
shenishma besurot tovot

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

kids say the darndest things

This morning, after things 1, 2 and 3 left for school, thing 4 sat on the floor near me.
I was at the computer, he was using his "colours only on paper!" and we were shmoozing. Then he got up and started punching me!
I asked him if perhaps he forgot to 'use his words' (he KNOWS that we're supposed to use our words and not our hands when we wnat something) and would he like to try to tell me something, only this time, using his words.
He was instantly agreeable and when prompted, promptly replied, "Eema, I want to potch you."
Needless to say, he was instantly scooped up in my arms (before he could see my smiling face, and me laughing) for a big hug!