Monday, June 9, 2008

I Could Never Go Back

We've been in Israel for almost 38 years. I almost wrote "40," but the CPA's daughter I am couldn't exaggerate. We just completed celebrating our one day of Shavuot. Out of Israel, Torah Jews celebrate two. I just can't imagine doing it.

Two seder nights, four holiday nights during the week long Succot-Simchat Torah holiday marathon, and don't forget Shabbat.

I wasn't a Torah-observant Jewish too many years in New York, so my norms have really developed here.

Don't make aliyah just for the reduction in holiday restrictions. Just think of it as an added bonus, like the icing on the cake.

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