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post #881 of 1777
So speaking of birth (but n ot homebirth).

I want to bring my ipod with me, but not my computer to charge it! Do they sell a charger here that can plug into the wall? Don't tell me I'm the only one wit an ipod : It's the regular 30 gig one and it's a year old so it only came with the charger that connects through USB.
post #882 of 1777
No your not the only one here with an ipod There is an ipod store in Tel Aviv and I think in Cinema City (Ramat hashsaron). I'm sure you can find what you need there. Most computer stores sell ipod compatible items as well. it should not be a problem.
post #883 of 1777
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Originally Posted by jul511riv View Post
HIT BY A BUS?!?!?!?!??!?!?!


Holy crap. Now I KNOW you didn't post that one on here. Are you okay...like to the birth story I wann aread it.
i think her birth story is on page 24
post #884 of 1777
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Curious, welsome. would you mind telling us abt yourself and we could help you know how you might fit in in different places around Israel. What is your religion? Do you or your Dh know any Hebrew? Have you been here before or lived anywhere else over seas? Will one of you be commuting to a job in Jerusalem, Tel aviv, Modiin?
We're looking to explore Israel at a deeper level than a tourist trip, though we'll want to see all the tourist sites. We are at the reform end of practice but Shabbat observant, and familiar with Orthodox practices due to a long friendship with a Hasidic family in the US. They are the ones who are encouraging us to stay in Modiin. He's concerned about safety issues as far as petty crime goes, but as I said before, Dh prefers Jerusalem. I'm from NYC and travelled by myself during it's worst crime phase of the 70's and 80's, so I'm not terribly fearful, for better or worse. There is the Adam School there and I'd like to be in walking distance of a Waldorf School IF we can get Dd into one.

Right now I've been corresponding with the Harduf school and one in Modiin, with things going quite slowly and frustratingly. I can't even gotten through to the Adam School...

I am learning tourist Hebrew with an audio program and help from my friend, and Dd is learning from me and from weekly Hebrew playtime with the Mama of our friends. We can talk about hotels, stores, restaurants and bathrooms. She is at the age where she can really benefit from being around other children to learn Hebrew better. She's very friendly and eager to speak Hebrew more. Dh will probably be telecommunting for the time we are traveling, or doing some research which he can accomodate to wherever we turn out to be.

Thanks again.
post #885 of 1777
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Originally Posted by jul511riv View Post
HIT BY A BUS?!?!?!?!??!?!?!


Holy crap. Now I KNOW you didn't post that one on here. Are you okay...like to the birth story I wann aread it.
yeah, the bus incident.....totally my fault and rather idiotic.....just forgot to look the other way while crossing the road and imagine my surprise when mid-street i DID turn my head and saw a big egged bus heading my way! and you know how deadly they can be. anyway, thankfully the powers that be saw fit to spare my life and here i am.

i'm depressed about the new HB protocols. just another way to try and regulate homebirth into oblivion. of course we can't let that happen! when i was in college in NY state i was somewhat involved in the homebirth movement there. they have a much more difficult situation. the american college of obstetrics and gynecology (ACOG) is located in NY and they were/are trying their hardest to make homebirth totally illegal. i mean, they declared open war on HB midwives and were very close to starting to prosecute parents who chose homebirth (and pass legislation outlawing HB). many HB midwives were run out of state, and others were forced to almost go underground. i've been out of touch with the situation for almost 10 years now so i'm not sure what is currently happening. my point is that despite the really tough situation, arguably more difficult than here, there was an active movement against it and a group of truly committed people who were standing up for the right to birth at home. i hope that things here won't get that bad. all it takes is one bad outcome to be publicized, along with a court case, and *poof* your reproductive right to a homebirth is put in jeopardy. so should we organize a rally or something against these new regulations? i'm totally serious.....if we can get a good number of people together it might make an impact. anyone have any connection to marsden wagner? maybe we can send him a translated version of the new protocols and get his reaction? then maybe we can bring this to the press?? he is pretty good about supporting homebirth movements around the world. anyone have any thoughts?
post #886 of 1777
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Originally Posted by Curious View Post
We're looking to explore Israel at a deeper level than a tourist trip, though we'll want to see all the tourist sites. We are at the reform end of practice but Shabbat observant, and familiar with Orthodox practices due to a long friendship with a Hasidic family in the US. They are the ones who are encouraging us to stay in Modiin. He's concerned about safety issues as far as petty crime goes, but as I said before, Dh prefers Jerusalem. I'm from NYC and travelled by myself during it's worst crime phase of the 70's and 80's, so I'm not terribly fearful, for better or worse. There is the Adam School there and I'd like to be in walking distance of a Waldorf School IF we can get Dd into one.

Right now I've been corresponding with the Harduf school and one in Modiin, with things going quite slowly and frustratingly. I can't even gotten through to the Adam School...

I am learning tourist Hebrew with an audio program and help from my friend, and Dd is learning from me and from weekly Hebrew playtime with the Mama of our friends. We can talk about hotels, stores, restaurants and bathrooms. She is at the age where she can really benefit from being around other children to learn Hebrew better. She's very friendly and eager to speak Hebrew more. Dh will probably be telecommunting for the time we are traveling, or doing some research which he can accomodate to wherever we turn out to be.

Thanks again.
okay... so as a former Jerusalemite, I say go for the gold! you guys wil love Jerusalem. It is an awesome city. Esp as another former NYer. You can take a public bus to the KOTEL!!!! And there is the cinematequ which shows artsy movies, and it is just so special. Go to your friend's family for Shabbat. There are breakins in Y-lem but it wont neccesarily happen to you. Esp if you are discrete abt cash and cameras and lock your doors and windows (hard in the summer unless you have AC.) We are in Tzfat and you all are invited up for Shabbat when you come if you want. (Everyone here is... just PM me when you wnat to come )

There are some Y-lem mommies here who might be more help in the schools area.

and Anon you have spom uch energy. I am suyre youa re not the only one who is motivated for social change. Why not call your midwife and see if she knows abt ay other outraged moms like you. it is so cool that youwere involved in HB back in college.
post #887 of 1777
Riv, did you get any snow?

Curious, I also say that you should maximize your experience and enjoy the magic of Jerusalem for your time in Israel. It really is a special place and you won't have that intimacy with Jerusalem living in Modiin. Jerusalem is totally safe and I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Anon, I can't believe your ds is 6 months old already! Be careful out there in the traffic!
post #888 of 1777
just hail and a whole lotta rain.
post #889 of 1777
Cool! More water in the Kinneret!
post #890 of 1777
we built a snow lady today.
post #891 of 1777
I think that you probably got more snow than we did this winter! We were hoping for one last good snowfall before we leave the US...no luck so far...
post #892 of 1777
snow...yes
mazgan/heater...not so much.

Me...turning on oven and keepign the door open with a fan

DD...sick and cold

DS...cold

Still beats the heat ANY day.

Anyone know where the center for healthy living in tzfat is? Give me directions from Old City or somethign I know. Wanting to go on the nature walk...
post #893 of 1777
jewish guilt here... ANYONE!!! Is that my name? I am not speaking to you!
post #894 of 1777
Sorry to hear that everyone is sick . Mazgan isn't working?

Dh and I were just talking about what we would use for heat. We own a mazgan but are debating whether its worth the 1000 shekels to install it.
post #895 of 1777
worth every penny.

Gila, what are you talking about?
post #896 of 1777
Is everything OK Gila?

So I'd like to this new little one and am wondering how I'm going to pull that off during the actual move. MIL has a washer and Riv has a washer but still...its gonna be complicated until my own machine is hooked up...I just remember how much I hated using disposables while I was CDing dd3. I just got so used to the soft, fragrance free cloth...
post #897 of 1777
there is a washer and dryer here for new olim.
post #898 of 1777
gila....um, what's up dude?
post #899 of 1777
Good to know. I keep meaning to e-mail Tzippy and ask her what furniture & stuff comes with the place. I have a washer and dryer, I just don't know if they will work after sitting unused for 6 years. I plan to replace my washer for 7 kg machine anyways. No way I'll manage with a 5 kg machine...
post #900 of 1777
We also made a small snow man today.
By the time we were done the kids were cold, and had enough of the "snow experience" .

I really don't know why we needed 2 days off, but I'm glad I had them.
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