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Two hours? What, does he still drive like an American?
that's an old joke.but was is apparently true is that there are american kids who grow up there that later need ulpan-type reinforcement.
Mike - LOLAri - I've heard that. Our relatives are doing okay, though.
Exactly why we avoided places like Har Nof, Beit Shemesh, Ginot Shomron, etc. We only looked at yishuvim where the English speakers were 10% or less. On the other hand, there are people who would never make aliyah without the security of these places - so they serve a purpose too....
WBM: Serve a purpose? That's a rather snarky remark.
Traffic, Mike, traffic.
WBM - Exactly. I'd probably try to do something in between the two...MiI - Hehe.
Traffic... *thinking*... ah yes, what made the crunching noise on the last bus I was in ;)Besides, ever since they closed (and then semi-reopened) the back road out of RBS, it's nice and empty (and incredibly dangerous.. but empty!)
wbm: So, you moved to Israel to live with in an Israeli society, why other Olim moved to Israel, perhaps to Ramat Beit Shemesh or Har Nof to live in a Jewish society in Israel?Did I understand you right?
Do you know- if it wasn't so funny how we Olim all try to out-Israeli-fy each other, it would actually be quite tragic. For where, indeed, does one draw the line?!Speak/work/live/breathe/dream only Hebrew? Avoid the homeland by not having Cable TV? Make your own Humus every morning and learn to recite the recipe in Arabic? Marry into an established IDF family? Live on a hill, farm goats and play an ancient Akkadian flute to them as they graze? The list goes on. But hey, however we "score", at least we make *ourselves* feel better that we are authentic Israelis by always having someone underneath us- namely, the constant stream of newbies!
That's funny. What a great quote.