2008-12-26

Bicycle & electric menorahs

My last Chanukah in Ellington.
-Eli

4 comments:

Ben-Yehudah said...

B"H

Dude, what's stopping you from living in Israel?

You're certainly employable, so that's not an issue...

{Found you through Juggling Frogs}

Elias said...

Hi Ben-Yehuda!

I did seriously consider making aliyah. In my career as a paramedic, however, full command of the language- including subtle nuances- are absolutely necessary to be able to conduct a proper patient interview. Often the exact *way* a patient answers a question can be more important than *what* he said. I don't speak Hebrew, and I don't think I could get fluent enough via an ulpan in short enough order to properly continue my career. That is the reason I've moved to New York City's Upper West Side instead.

I do agree that the future of the Jewish people is in Israel, however it is not the correct choice for me at this time. Perhaps after some modern Hebrew classes here in the city...

Ben-Yehudah said...

Well, OK. I don't mind saying that I know some EMT's working with very little Hebrew, and are called upon when they get a call in English, usually from elderly. They improve their Hebrew vocabulary related to their profession on the job.

Just like I had to do my student teaching over again, after being in management in the U. S., you would probably have to take a couple of steps back. Frustrating, but,...

Anyway, take care.

Kung Fu Jew 18 said...

Glad you liked the anti-"Semmitizm" LOLCat picture. The pic's not mine, but the caption is.

I *also* have a bicyle chanukiah! Rockity rock on.