Link corrected D-115

Moti, I corrected Juti’s link (it wasn’t her fault, but the pictures moved yesterday and you didn’t follow the Hungarian link :)

Otherwise everything is OK here. I’m organizing a small group from the kibutz to Kiryat Yam for nex (6th July) shabat.

This shabat probably I’ll be in Kiryat Ata.

Back from Gadna – D106

So it’s been long ago since I last wrote here. I’ve been to Gadna which is
originally a program for the 16 years old schoolkids to see how it’s gonna
be in the army. For those who haven’t heared yet, last week was the hottest
week in the last 60 years in Israel! In Eilat it was 48 Celsius in shadow,
in Sde Boker it was only 43. But this was enough to reach the highest
heat-level, which didn’t allow the army to make us doing phisical
excersises. Never mind, after two days of lessons, and penalty (if we were
late) push-ups finally we got to go out to Sadaut (field whatever :) where
we did everithing that was possible in two hours. I’ll put here some
picture, but until that let it be enough, that we put mud on our face, hair,
hands, we were crawling, rolling, running, and I still have some scratches
on my albows and kneews.
Every day we had a ceremony to rise and set the flag. On the firstnight’s
“tekes” we got our tags, that showed which group we belong to, and also our
“rank”. Most people were “simple solidiers” but two from each group got
special tasks. I was the “chanich toran”, I had to help the commander (girl)
so that the group would be always on time, to translate from hebrew to
english and sometimes back, and whatever other things came.
Last day, after plenty of lessons how to use the M16 (and how to call each
part of it in hebrew) we went to shoot. Well at least I have all my bullets
(or somebody else was maybe shooting to my target :) on the paper I was
shooting at, although not in the middle.

After the Gadna we travelled with a friend to Kibutz Samar to visit Yair. We
planned to go to the beach in Eilat and to make an excursion in the desert,
but Alja stepped into an iron, she got tetanus and a bandage, so we had to
cancel most of the program, but we could enjoy the swimming pool in the

Today we’ve been to the museum called beit Hatfutzot in the Tel Aviv
University. I’ve already seen it with Juti, but now I chosed the hebrew
guide and it was interesting one more time.
Later i’ve finished my article to the weekly of the kibutz about the shabat
in Kiryat Yam. My teacher thaught it’s a good idea to organize another
shabat with more ulpanistim and maybe some youngs from the kibutz as well.

General news for this week D-92

First of all a few sentences about the past shabat:
3 of us from the ulpan have been to Kiryat Yam (wich is about 15 minutes
from Kiryat Ata) together with some students from Bar Ilan University, and
some girls who make their national service in K. Yam. We made a shabat meal
on friday night for the teenagers, and played and made some peula about the
parashat hashavua (weekly tora portion) for the small children on saturday.
Except for the meal all activities were on the streets. We went to a poor
neighbourhood, and the children (since this program is made every week, so
they know it) were already waiting for us on the playground.

Today i had to go to the “clinic” because my ear hurts. The nurse looked
into my ear, and the first question she asked was: “Where do you work?”. I
asked if she saw some chickens in my ear, but she said, that only feathers
and dust from the chicken farm… So now I have to put drops 4 times a day
into my ears :(

Next week we’re going to Sde Boker, to the “Gadna” base. This is an army
base, wehere (mostly highschool children) have a 5 days program. We’ll learn
about the army, the ranks, do some excercises, how to “survive” in the
night, and in the deserst, learn how to deal with the M-16, and at the end
we’ll shoot 10 bullets. Everyone is very excited about the next week. I cut
my hair today with machine “3”, so I look like a tiron (baka :o) Now is
there anyone dare to say I’m not fully prepared?

After the army it’s free weekend, so few of us will go to Eilat. This means
thet next week from Sunday to next Sunday I won’t have any access to

Shavua tov!