Jewish date: 18 Kislew 5771 (evening) (Parashath Wayyeshev).
Today’s quasi-holidays: National Opt-Out Day, Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day, Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day.
I am alive and well, currently in Ra‘ananah, Israel. I have been here for a week and am living under a name which transliterates as ’Aharon Shelomoh ’Edhelman. And I have been very busy and very tired. Making ‘aliyyah (moving to Israel) is a frightfully complicated processes. Much of what I have done is doing things which need to get done as soon as possible: getting an identity document, signing up with a health organization, getting a bank account, and telling the Ministry of Absorption so they deposit money in said account for the next few months. There has also been a lot of looking for and buying various things necessary that were not taken in my suitcases, such as hangers, food, and kitchen utensils. (Yet I still do not have a hotplate. Or a cell phone.) I have also started studying in ’ulpan (Hebrew classes); I tested as fairly advanced and have been bored by the grammar review and find exercises requiring impromptu acting much more interesting.
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