Friday, December 23, 2005

But Why?

Rav Motty Elon has declined the offer that would put him at the head of the two united religious parties... I can understand anyone's desire to stay out of politics...but this is for such a greater good! Move to reconsider! I strenuously object!!

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Speed Dating

I beat my own record! Previous shortest date was 45 minutes. It was in bklyn, guy picked me up and took me to a restaurant around the corner. We were served within minutes of our ordering. Ate, finished the meal and he drove me home. I didn't give him a second date... I did not think I could possibly beat that time...but I did today! I had a 15 minutes date. Now true, if we were baking cookies, the cookies would have burned, as they take only 11 some things can happen in under 15 minutes. This wasn't to be. We met around 4:30. He told me immediately that he was exhausted, and hadn't realized how tired he was. During our together time i learned a bit 'bout him, told him a bit 'bout me. We talked about sitting down in a coffee shop b/c he was so tired, but he was afraid he'd fall asleep...and then after about 15 minutes he said he was falling asleep walking (thnx for the vote of confidence) and he was going to find a tremp home. I hope he made it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Real Deal

Kol hakavod to NRP and NU (מפד"ל והאיחוד הלאומי) for agreeing that R' Mordechai Elon will be the head of their joint party. R' Elon is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hokotel. I have never heard any of his students say anything about him that wasn't said with pride that they were in his Yeshiva. He started Mibireishit, a kiruv org. for Israelis (not a small feat...). He gives shiurim to the public that are broadcasted weekly.
I have heard him speak on several occasions. Even the big cynic that I am, I know he is the real deal. A rabbi who loves, cares, and lives Torah Judaism. Politics watch out...there's truth in the ring.


No, not the fun chanuka type, the government type. Likud elections were yesterday. I'm not quite sure if I"m a likud member or not. It's probably not too hard to find out, I just don't know how to go about doing it. I signed up soon after moving here to support Moshe Feiglin. I recieved phone calls that they didn't have all the info they needed. I found a fax, sent them the info, and never heard from them again. I never received confirmation or paperwork, or anything that I am a member. So, I think I am a member, and I'm sure yesterday would've been the perfect day to check... I would have just needed to go to a polling station, and try to vote. I would have either been accepted or not. So, why don't I know yet? Here's the problem. I had no one to vote for. WHAT?! What about Moshe, the reason I joined Likud in the first place? Well, I have become less and less impressed by him the more I've heard about him, and from him. He's not someone I feel who would be a good leader. Probably a great force in the party, and will be great that he has so much support and perhaps even a seat in the knesset...but the head of likud... he's too single minded. Natanyahu I would never vote for. in fact the only reason I was contemplating voting would be to vote against him. But who would I vote for...? Shalom has done an excellent job as the foreign mininster, and I have never heard a complaint against him, but I've never seen him acting as a leader should act. I've never seen him take a major stand, or be clear with his message, or have people rally with him... And who? There is no one there i'd like to see as the prime minister. So Natanyahu won. What does that mean for anyone? i don't really forsee Likud winning the election for prime minister... so i guess having Natanyahu in place isin't the worst that could happen. Who will be the next prime minister...? Not a clue. I know, now that I'm israeli i'm suppposed to feel that I know the answer - ask any taxi driver, or mokolet owner they all know exactly what is going to happen. I don't see any party winning with major support from the people... Which leaves us with the lesser of evils.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Do They All Have To Connect?

Today was a great day. After a fun lunch where my friend and I actually agreed on a place to eat..we went to "town" to play Boggle. No really. I haven't done this in a while... No really. We sat in front of Fro-Yo for about 3 hours just playing. Random kids kept coming over to join us. I only knew one kid after 3 hours, which is kinda weird for me - given my history of the past where I knew probably more then 1/2 the shana b'aretz students who hung out in town. We had some real discussions, some silly, some frustrations discussed, girlfriend issue, school thoughts... I felt real again. Like I was doing something. I know it's just Boggle. It was just 3 hours. They were random kids... but I miss that. So, do I get more out of me working with kids, then they do? Should I be more stable on my own before continuing to work with kids, or should i work with kids to stabalize myself? Hmmm...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Good, no Great, News

Excellent news...I have a job interview on Monday. I thought I'd have to cave and work back at depressing IDT call center...just because I really need a job... Maybe, no scratch that...probably, now I'll get this awesome job and life will be great. I'll keep you updated...

Blank Slate...No Really...

Ever want to take your phone book, delete everyone and start from scratch? No? Me either, but my Palm died. Yes, D.E.D. dead! I recharged it and it works perfectly...well, except it's missing all my info. I hotsynced it right before leaving my dying laptop in Detroit. I came home and installed the palm software on my new computer, but when I went to hotsync....the palm wouldn't turn on. Following Sarra luck, I asked my mom to e-mail me my database, to find that it's been deleted. In all fairness, I would've deleted too..they're trying to revive the dying laptop and see if it is salvagable. Good luck guys! Anyway, if I never call again...

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Where Do I Go From Here?

Where have I been? The last few months have been pretty odd for me. I have been completely not myself. I'm not sure why. It is the first year that I have not been working with teens on a regular basis since I started working. I flopped two major programs simultaneously. I quit the program that i was creating. I havn't really randomly hung out with anyone in a long time. First year in a while I have no chavrusa and am not in any shiur. OK, so now what.... Must to get out and put things back together. Who am I? Who was I? Who do I want to be? How do I get there?