I was going to blog right up 'til the last minute, and I had so much to say today, but I got a phone call today that my aunt, ("Tante Clara"--to be said with an Argentinian accent), passed away. She was my mother's twin, and her only sibling.
I did not know her very well, and could probably count on my fingers the number of times we actually saw each other. But she was very much a part of our lives, through my mother of course. What is difficult is not being with my mother while she is grieving.
So suddenly I just want to focus on getting everything done and then having my first Pesach here in Israel, which I really am excited about.
It's been fun getting ready for the holiday with my new blog friends.
To my family and friends in America, you cannot imagine how much you are missed, and at the same time how gratifying it is to prepare for this chag with just about everyone else in this country.
Wishing you all a wonderful chag, (of course Sameach, V'kasher)....
The Stuff That Lasts, Part Deux
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