Being a new olah in Israel has made it difficult for me to observe the 3 weeks in the standard fashion we practiced in the States. It wasn’t easy for me to relate to the usual feelings of mourning because I’m so happy to be here!
Plus without our shipment arriving it became necessary to go shopping for things we didn’t plan to purchase, so we’ve been very busy with all that stress. Unlike many women, I do not like to shop in stores – I prefer Internet shopping and have already been burnt by my first i-shopping experience here (I’ll report on that in a few days when we know the final outcome).
But God is all-knowing and merciful and helped me get where I needed to be: Continue reading A Meaningful Tisha B’Av