Wednesday, August 29, 2007

19 years for me in Israel

Today is my 19th anniversary here. I can't believe what an extraordinary experience it has been: exasperating, exhilirating, thrilling, horrifying, sublimely comfortable, maddeningly frustrating, and altogether deeply satisfying. And, as promised, never boring.

If you don't have the full five minutes, just watch for one or two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeVvMJdvEX8

8 comments:

tamarika said...

I watched the whole thing and wept. Thank you so much for that video.
Congrats on your 19th year anniversary, savtadotty. On June 26th this year I have been in the States for 19 years.

I still miss Israel and call it "home."

John said...

Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

Savtadotty said...

Tamarika, I'm hoping the tears were not all bitter. If you're the one who left to make room for me, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

John, Thnx, Thnx, Thnx!

Terri said...

I watched the entire video and thought it was wonderful. Loved the music and also learned quite a few things.
Beautiful scenery there. Someday I hope to visit.

Jen said...

Mazal Tov! May you continue to enjoy your "new" home!

Lioness said...

Oh, happy, happy anniversary, nearly 2 decades, gosh, that's impressive! The video was very, very lovely, I have forwarded the link to the Jewery at large.

Savtadotty said...

Lioness - How does one contact Jewry at large? Please advise.

Lioness said...

Oh, I actually meant to write Jew(le)ry at large, bcs such an occasion is like a precious jewel and it ended up being mangled, which serves me rigth bcs it's bloody naff that's what it is. Eeek!

Well, what you do is FFW to every single Jewish person you know who might enjoy it. Even the one who is in the process of converting and replied back that "Well you know every story has two sides and Israel is not entirely innocent" and what the hell? That's my Jewry at large. Minute, actually, but there you go.