Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Guess who's going to Israel

The first time that we met our Rabbi he showed LO a book that had the most beautiful pictures of Israel. Ever since then, she has expressed an interest in going there.

While I would love nothing more than to hop on a plane with her, I had a few concerns (i.e. time off from work/school, is LO too young to appreciate it, etc.) the biggest being the cost (hamevin yavin).

Our synagogue takes a group to Israel every year. The time for this year's trip is rapidly approaching and our Rabbi has asked us to go. I explained how I would love to go but with the costs involved I really couldn't afford to pay for both of us and I don't want to make the trip without LO. He told me that I didn't need to worry about the money and that BOTH of us are going on the trip.

I am so excited because we are finally getting to make the trip to Israel AND we have been invited to Chez Treppenwitz AND because PHD is also going to be there. (There may even be a wedding to attend!)

Eretz Yisrael here we come!


PsychoToddler said...

How cool! When are you going? We're going this summer.

Hila said...

I might be in Israel this summer too. Depends on a few factors. Have a great time though!

Tamara said...

YAY! I'm excited for you and will live vicariously until I get the chance to go someday. I have friends getting married at the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem this summer, would you care to go in my place :) LOL

So cool you're meeting some bloggers while there too.

treppenwitz said...

Whoohoo! Can't wait to see you guys!

Z said...

That is just awesome. I am thrilled for you! Our synagogue and rabbi are taking a trip in October...sadly I cannot afford it so I'll live vicariously through the pictures!

Annie said...

Mazal tov, and have a nesiah tova. One is never too young to appreciate a trip to Israel.

VJ said...

Congrats again O. I hope you get there before the next rounds start. Cheers & Mazel Tov! 'VJ'

Another meshugannah mommy said...

Fabulous! I would love to take all the Meshugganahs over there - I am the only one who has ever been. My husband is too nervous about security -- I cannot seem to get him to understand that it would be okay to make the trip. Sigh. Have a WONDERFUL time, and post lots of pix!

orieyenta said...

PT - I'll e-mail you the details. Maybe LO and I will be lucky enough to run into the PT clan there. Meet you all at Trepps?

Hila - thanks!

Tamara - I'm sure that they wouldn't notice if I went in your place ;-)

Trepp - We can't wait either!

Z - I'll be sure to take lots of pics. We'll pray that you'll get a chance to go soon too :-)

Annie - thanks. If we can just survive the long plane ride since LO gets sphilkiss on the shortest of car trips, I think we will be just fine!

VJ - from your mouth to G-d's ears.

AMM - Too bad we can't manage to get all the Meshugganahs over there at the same time as us! Tell hubby not to worry so much! I think it's scarier here in Miami than in Israel.

Jack's Shack said...

I am jealous. That is so cool. Have a great trip.

orieyenta said...

Jack - don't be jealous - just pack up the family and join us!

Anonymous said...

Outstanding! Its so cool that PHd is going to be there with you guys. It will surel be an unforgettable trip!