Saturday, August 05, 2006

Israel Day 11/12

Friday morning/afternoon was spent taking a trip to Malcha mall. There were a ridiculous amount of people there, and, like usual, I made out like a banchee in Zara. OK, OK, I didn't really make out like a banchee, but anytime I find a Shabbos shirt for less than $25.00, that's a good day. Anyway, there are always a lot of Arabs in Malcha mall. Trips to this mall always hammer home the following point: Arabs have it good in Israel. They claim they are harassed by the Israeli soldiers and considered second class citizens - this very well may be. But, the truth is, none of their "bretheren" surrounding Arab nations want them in their land. So, they live in Israel, and shop and mingle in the same malls and same stores as we do. But, Gd forbid we would ever step foot in THEIR land - we'd be shot dead in a second. Sounds like we kinda get the raw end of the deal in that case - although, I'm not sure I'd WANT to step foot in an Arab village.

Anyway, we wandered around for a little while in the mall before coming back to our apartment to get ready for Shabbos. Shabbos was spent in Katemon at Phil and Racheli's. We've spent a decent amount of time with them here, and it's always good to catch up with friends from back home, especially ones with a similar life story as you. All in all it was pretty uneventful, stam Shabbos. Saturday night we walked around Emek Refaim before I decided on a bagel joint. Who knows what the coming week will bring - I will keep you posted though (no pun intended)!



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1 Comments:

Anonymous joe said...

for the record, you can always get a great shabbos shirt for $12 at marshalls!

2:42 PM, August 06, 2006

 

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