For the first time since our closed Shabbat here, I spent the Shabbat here in Yeruham. It was really nice just to be home and not have to worry about getting out of here and getting back. I’ve also wanted to be more a part of the Afikim community on Shabbat, which is hard to do when I travel a lot. Also, what was really nice is that now that the clock has been turned forward, I had a lot of time before Shabbat to relax and do whatever I needed. Oh, and I shaved Friday afternoon. And now I realize that I have not put pictures on the blog the way I had planned, but here’s a picture of me clean shaven:
Shabbat morning I woke up at 8 and davening started at 8:30. David and I were the only Nativers there for the most part. I davened Shacharit – nothing too special (not being sarcastic!). We were out by 10:30 and I went home, made Kiddush and had a snack and read/fell asleep. It poured close to noon; the streets flooded and the roads were disgusting once it got sunny. Lunch was at the girls’ house at 2 (hence the early snack) – 15 (I think?) people were there and it was nice. I went over to the girls’ apartment, played Bananagrams, and then Brenna and I went on a walk around Yeruham. Mincha after that, se’udat shlishit at home, and then I went back for Ma’ariv.
Next round of holy days is YOM TOV!