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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It was  so great  to finally meet up again with my old ‘real’ friend and current ‘e-friend’ Ros Adam.
We haven’t seen each other since we were teenagers, and I’m not going to tell  you how long ago that was (but it’s  not far off half a century !) but we’ve been in email contact for the last  3 years since we reconnected over a book project Ros was editing for our hometown, Leicester.

Our get-together was short and sweet as Ros was on her first visit to Israel( you can read all about  it on her blog )and only had a week to site-see. Next time I hope we’ll be able to spend longer together.

Living in Israel, we’ve had many reunions with  long lost friends . It’s a rare Jewish soul that doesn’t find its way here at some point.
Many teenagers, take a year off  between school and college and visit Israel for a year. Some volunteer on a kibbutz  or come to learn the language and some girls come to study in a religious seminar and boys to spend a year in yeshiva.
During their stay, there are always those ‘out’ Shabbatot’, when the kids are expected to make their own arrangements for Shabbat and go and stay with someone.
This is how we’ve come to meet many of our friends’ children. Our address and phone number have obviously been entered into their electronic address book for just such an occurrence and  we’re happy to host them and their friends who may not have a full address book to choose from.

It’s all part of the enjoyment and privilege of living in Israel.


Rosalind Adam said...

It most certainly WAS lovely to meet up again after... how many years did you say it was? Surely not! Sorry that the meeting was so short. Our feet hardly touched the ground while we were there but we WILL be back. We loved it.

I now understand why people have to keep returning to Israel and I hope to see you again very soon. (Thank you for the links by the way)

Ann Goldberg said...

I think you have the distinction of being the person I've reconnected with, who I haven't seen for the longest time ........ that sounds like terrible English but I can't off hand think of a better way to espress it :-)
Look forward to seeing you again ......soon