Sunday, July 30, 2006

Israel Day 6

While day 6 was quite eventful, my body spent the day rejecting a falafel that I inhaled last night at 1am. seemed like such a good idea at the time. Anyway, PegLaz went to visit a friend (who, at her age, as 3 kids) in Beitar this afternoon, which gave me a couple hours free. What better place to go with a couple free hours than the Mir Yeshiva? An old school Fredneck is learning there and I got a solid 2 hours of shtaiging in. On the walk to the Mir, in Meah Shearim, I saw Chasidim surrounding a couple guys who were trying to put posters up calling for a Tefilah on Tisha B'Av for those who previously lived in Gush Katif. There was alot of pushing, and, upon my entering the middle of things due to curiosity, nearly died of suffocation from the awful stench of the Chasidim.

Anyway, after our separate afternoons, the wife and I met up, made a shuk run, and headed off to another Fredneck's apartment for dinner. On the way, we saw a security motorcade that was presumably for Condi Rice - crazy security. After dinner, we just hung around reminiscing about old Beth Sholom days, etc etc. On the way home, walking through the shuk, we turned the corner to find a jazz band playing in a random alley with 10's of people watching - it was pretty cool. That's it for today - any ideas for trips in Yerushalayim anyone?


Blogger Lanie said...

Who are all these Frednecks?

6:07 PM, July 30, 2006

Blogger AlanLaz said...

Phil N. and J. Radbill - the little kid with PegLaz is Phil's kid who is surprisingly cute.

12:26 AM, July 31, 2006

Anonymous peninah said...

Have you been to the zoo? it is a really cool/nice zoo. I am also a big fan of the war stuff in j-lem like givat hatachmoshet (which has a "sound and light show" and tells a pretty good history of the 6 day war) and har hertzl (I don't know why I like to go to a military cemetary- I just do.) And being that it is the 9 days, yad vashem is always a fun option.

My cousin who lives I believe where you guys are staying does kotel tunnel tours. he is a cool hippy-type dude. I can hook you up with him if you are interested- worse comes to worst, you can always smoke the hookah together...

6:47 AM, July 31, 2006

Blogger AlanLaz said...


Thanks for the advice. We checked out the zoo online and we're gonna hit that and the Israel museum up tomorrow. We'll look into the war stuff too. Thanks!

7:02 AM, July 31, 2006

Anonymous Erica said...

I am living vicariously through your blog :) keep it up! Send regards to the frednecks from the Deks, since when has Radbill been at the Mir?

8:28 AM, July 31, 2006

Blogger Danny the Manny said...

I think there might be a few shuks, felafel shops, dark alleys and streets in Jerusalem that you might have missed. Maybe dedicate the week to hitting all of those.

8:30 AM, July 31, 2006

Anonymous Elise said...

No way, J. Radbill, how is he doing?

8:44 AM, July 31, 2006

Anonymous Bramo said...

If you guys are really bored theres a double decker egged tour bus that drives all over yerushalyaim it takes about two hours for the whole thing, the musuem on har herzl is pretty cool also, enjoy.

10:12 AM, July 31, 2006

Blogger ADDeRabbi said...

i was j. radbill's counselor in shoresh in the summer of 92.

10:50 PM, July 31, 2006


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