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Israel, Day 3

Posted on: December 31, 2006

Another packed day here (and still no photos, sorry) Here’s today’s rundown:

Shachar, Shula and I went to the The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem (aka the Biblical Zoo since they apparently have one of every animal listed in the Bible – oh, and a giant Noah’s Ark) Unfortunately it started raining about half way through so we were pretty much soaked by the end, but it was a nice zoo. Then we visited Shula’s office and dropped her off there to work (the end of the year being a particularly busy time there) and Shachar and I went to see his Grandmother (we’re going back tomorrow to learn to make the soup we had tried to make unsuccessfully at home). In her retirement, she has become a really amazing artist in a variety of media and her house is full of beautiful paintings and embroideries and other objects (I’ll post some photos of some of my favorites of her works). From there we picked up Hila from downtown and drove to one of the big shopping malls where we hung out, got amazing hot chocolates at Aroma (a big coffee chain that my last Hebrew teacher had highly recommended) and then headed back to the bowling alley for a few games and a really good dinner (most definitely the best bowling alley food I’ve ever had!) We stopped back for tea at Shimon’s before coming back here to Shula’s where we will greet the new year in a nice quiet manner (especially since we’re in a country that for the most part doesn’t commemorate Dec 31 as New Years…)

Updated 1/19 with a few zoo photos:
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1 Response to "Israel, Day 3"

Hi Emily! It seems you have a great trip in Israel and I hope for you you’ll get better weather. I think you will find interest in the reason I found your nice blog. I’m a graduate student in Information science at Bar-Ilan University (Ramat-Gan) in y kast year and I’m working on a presentation for a seminary paper based on link analysis method. Me and my partner chose to inquire 2 web-based israeli famous educational sites : mine is Snunit. We had to randomly pick 60 sites out of the Yahoo links listing for the site. I chose to pick every 7 sites and yours is number 70! It took me a while to find the link to Snunit (here in Biblical zoo) meanwhile I read interesting things about a nice Jewish American Information Scientist that happens to be visiting in Israel! Good luck with everything, Hava

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