Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Yes! No! Yes! No!

So Yaacov and I have gone back and forth on the idea of moving to Tel Aviv. I think that we've decided to stay in Jerusalem for another year.

When we first moved to Israel, we settled in Jerusalem because Yaacov's family lives here and he was working at the Knesset. Well, the job at the Knesset wasn't all that it was cracked up to be and eventually he got a teaching position at a University in Tel Aviv. He taught one course this spring and just had to drive to TA once a week. Sometimes he had to make an extra trip or two for faculty meetings and lectures. But driving to TA once a week isn't a big deal. It's about a 45min drive from Jerusalem (without traffic and disengagement protesters blocking the highway).

Well, Y was offered a great job at the Supreme Court. It's just a wonderful experience for him. He's really committed to contributing to Israeli society and this gives him an opportunity to do just that. (I'm so proud!) Right now, we think that the Supreme Court job will only be for a year So, he's still going to keep his job at the university and just teach one course a semester for the next year. The Supreme Court is in Jerusalem. The university is in Tel Aviv. The Supreme Court job is an full workday every day. So, we decided to stay here. What's the use of living in Tel Aviv if you can't enjoy it because you're always on the road?

I have held back from making too many changes to our apartment. It really needs some love. I've already been thinking about painting and other ways to make this place more comfortable. Now that we're going to be here for another year, I don't mind nesting a little.

I have to admit that I am a little disappointed that we're not moving to Tel Aviv though. We'll get there eventually. It's just a bright vibrant city with lots of young people. Jerusalem is so conservative and traditional-family oriented. But the weather is better (at least in the summer) in Jerusalem.

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Upcoming posts: my thoughts on Michael Jackson, Gay pride in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and lots more!

Almost forgot: Just finished reading The Trouble Boy by Tom Dolby. It was fun. Read it in a day. See what other folks say about it here.

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