The past few weekends have been action packed!
I went with a group from school to Arad, which is up north, for a Shabbaton (a weekend away, it happens over shabbat from Friday morning to Saturday night). On Friday we hiked through the desert, which really puts your size in perspective. On Saturday we walked to the Glass Museum of Gideon Fridman, two works of which I put among the photos. Overall, it was quite enjoyable!

Last Friday at the hour of 6:00 I awoke, bright eyed and bushy tailed, to catch a cab out of Jerusalem with a few friends. We drove for about half an hour (which is more than it might seem given the overall size of Israel), at which point there were buckets of rain being emptied upon up from the sky. When we asked the cab driver if he knew where the trail started, he offered to drive us back to Jerusalem. We toughed it out though, and began our leisurely walk. It’s much easier not to get thirsty when its raining so much at least!
The first leg consisted of a steep muddy hill. Not 10 minutes into the hike, my hands were down in the mud as I tried to scramble up, and my feet peddled fruitlessly through the mud… It was quite amusing to be sure, and perhaps the most fun part of the hike (besides the four different playgrounds that we tested out). 18 kilometers later, after some exploring and a nice lunch, we found ourselves back in downtown Jerusalem. It was a great time, and I slept amazingly well that night.

Last night for thanksgiving, we fit about 20 people in one of the apartments, and everyone brought a dish. It was amazingly festive, complete with turkey cut-outs strung across the ceiling. It was wonderful to be among friends celebrating, since I was so far from the wonderful Thanksgiving I have become accustomed to with family at home.

Additionally, I have taken up crocheting again. I am in the process of making a hat and a round scarf, and have taught one of my roommates to crochet as well šŸ™‚ It’s so much more exciting to make them myself! Plus, I can do exactly what I want. I’ll be sure to post pictures when they are finished.

I will try to make my next post a bit more exciting, I have two midterms to study for at the beginning of the week and my time constraints will not allow me to decorate this page with words as fully as I would like at the present moment.

Love to All!

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