Went to Shira Chadasha Friday night and Saturday morning. I really like that place... It's so different to have a women's section, and yet have women read Torah...But I really liked it. I don't know. I still haven't made up my mind on any of my issues, but it feels
good, if that counts for anything.
Had dinner at Josh Ladon's, then lunch by Ronen. Motzei Shabbas
(Saturday night) I met up with Sol & Dina, & Dina's family for some chometz
(mmmm...pizza) then finally got to see Carms.Sunday, May 1
Met up with Casey for coffee & to work on her dreads. She got some wax, finally, so they're looking a lot better now. They still need time, obviously, but they're going to be awesome.
Chilled with some kids who live in the Merkaz, watched Oz for the first time--what a crazy show...Monday, May 2
Moved into Josh Ladon's apartment. I'm subletting it for the rest of my time here. It's this amazing apartment, right on the corner of Emek & Rachel Imeinu (if you know the area). I love it. And it's so nice to have unpacked, and not be living out of a suitcase.
Met up with Dina & this girl Naomi for lunch, and to show them the Merkaz (they're staying there for a bit). Went over to Brovenders to check it out, then over to the shuk for some groceries.
We were standing in the shuk, when Dina said, "is that man having a heart attack?"
We turned and this man was walking, clutching his heart. We went over to him, and asked if he was okay, he he needed help, and he kept walking and waving us off. Other people tried, & he kept saying he didn't need help. Finally someone got him a chair, and convinced him to sit down. He was just sitting there, crying, clutching his heart. Dina went to get a soldior, someone called an ambulance, and we kinda stayed with him, not really sure what we could do. This British couple stopped, and were trying to help also, then finally the ambulance came.
So hard to watch someone in that much pain and not be able to do anything to help. And especially with my Hebrew not being where it should be, and forgetting the number for an ambulance (btw, it's 101. MDA picked that since it's the same r-l and l-r). Shook me up a bit. And I have no idea what happened to him, if he's okay.
And now I'm just chilling in "my" apartment, doing some laundry. Going out to eat in a bit, taking advantage of my amazing location.