4.13.2008

Next year in Jerusalem!

No, really! I will be in Jerusalem starting in September 2008. I will be staying through at least late May 2009; possibly longer since I have no real plans for after May.

I will be coming primarily to study Torah. I really like learning, and I haven't been able to in a long time because I was desperately trying to keep up with the reading/writing/class-attendance in college and with the rent payments after college. I am incredibly grateful to God that I was born at a time and place in which it is possible for a woman to sit and learn without starving to death or being socially ostracized. I am also very grateful for the people--from Sarah Schnirer onward--who worked hard to make this possible, through teaching, learning, administrating, and donating. Things have even improved tremendously in this respect since I last spent a year in Israel studying Torah (1997-1998).

More details may follow in the coming months, but suffice it to say that I am very excited about this turn of events, and I hope to meet some of you bloggers who reside on the other side of the pond!

Next year in Jerusalem!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hooray hooray! so excited to see you here! we'll talk soon and you'll tell me what you'll be doing!

love sara

alg's mother said...

I've spread the word and lots of people are so excited you'll be here in the Holy Land!

thegameiam said...

Congratulations! I look forward to reading about what you learn.

SarahChaya said...

awesome! Congrats.

BZ said...

Woot woot!!! Sorry we won't overlap in Jerusalem.