I had found out the hard way that it can get pretty cold in Israel when I spent the semester in Jerusalem and because of the bad heating systems and the desert architecture (which keep the cold in and the heat out), you unfortunately need a coat inside, as well as outside. I made aliyah through this amazing organization, called Nefesh B’Nefesh that basically hands out money to people who want to make Aliyah to Israel. Besides handing out money, it also helps with the brutal Israeli bureaucracy.
I figured that this flight from Minnesota to New York was going to be the most uncomfortable flight in my lifetime – I was soon proved wrong. When I first heard of it I thought it was like the Jewish “Make A Wish” Foundation, but for people who are not sick . The things this organization can do to get around the bureaucracy should be documented as modern-day miracles, right up there with the biblical ones.
I was now on my way to Israel, the land of milk and honey . On top of it all, Nefsh B’Nefesh also provided me a free ticket to Israel – just like Birthright does.
I wonder if they expect to get their money back if that doesn’t happen?
I said, "I coach boxing in a West Indian neighborhood in New York." She said, "I coach kickboxing!
This seemed like a good time to throw myself on her hospitality.It's been a long time since I've done this." He and his female colleague both came out of the little booth.It seemed like they knew my mom and I would be good for a laugh.It may not be the most respectful way to honour both the dead and the still living, but Baddiel insists it's "a love letter" to both parents."I say to the audience: 'You might think it's a bit weird there being so much in this show about my mother's anatomy, but I tell you what - it brings her back to life.' Love is not all flowers and roses, it's quirks and madness.My mother wasn't just a nice old lady, who volunteered in a charity shop - though she did.