This Wedneday, Rosh Chodesh Elul, I will have lived in Israel for half my life!
I have lived in Jerusalem for longer than I have lived in any other place in the world! (though not necessarily in the same apartment -- the longest I lived in any one residence still remains the house in which I grew up)
Today, Wednesday, August 11th, Rosh Chodesh Elul, a friend is making a party for me!
The only problem is that I forgot to approve the email invitation to my list, so, until a few minutes ago, no one received an invitation to come celebrate with me!
I do not even know who is on that list. I figured I would have a few days to hear back from people and figure out who has heard about the party and if I should call anyone in particular. There will be no time for any of that!
It would be kind of funny if no one turned up!
I am not worried.
Whoever comes, comes.
I would not mind a small get together this year.
If you can't make it this year, mark your calendar for next year.
Next year, Rosh Hodesh Elul, I will be celebrating living in Israel longer than I have lived anywhere else!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
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