Last night, I made a few new friends. Hannah, Rachel (a new one), and Lorna (from England!).
We made Shabbat dinner together and watched Sneakers. Great movie.
We made plans to go visit the Old City again today. Since it’s Shabbat, the Jewish quarter was barren but we did visit the Arab shuk and the Armenian quarters. After a while, we ended up at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre . From then on in, I was getting some really strong Scott-vibes.
I don’t know much about the church due to its Christian roots and my Jewish background…but I did look it up on wikipedia and this is what I found out:
The site is venerated as the place where Jesus was crucified and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried. The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since about the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus.
Update on life:
There is a REALLY ANNOYING ROOSTER that likes to voice his opinion at any and all times of the day. I would like to purchase a shotgun and expire said rooster…but that would not be kosher.
I start school tomorrow. I’m meeting up with Rachel in the early morning to go purchase my book for my hebrew course. I don’t know much yet, but I’m hoping to change that. Here’s my list of known words:
- Toda (to-dah) – Thank you
- Slicha (slee-ha) – Excuse me/Sorry
- Maim (my-yeem) – Water
- Boker tov (Boh-care-tove) – Good morning/evening
- Coma (coh-mah) – How much
- Sheket (sheh-khet) – Be quiet
- Bavakasha – Please
- Lo – No
- Aba/Ema – Dad/Mom
- Achad, shteim, shalosh, arbach, chamesh, shaish, sheva, shmoneh, teshe, esair (or something like that…) – 1-10
Considering that’s all I know so far, it’ll be interesting to see how much they can teach me in three weeks. Of course, I have to find my classroom first. That’s the first challenge. 😉