I have no idea if today is a typical July day in any of these places, but since I did this most of last summer and found it moderately entertaining, I thought I'd keep it up (publicly) this year... mostly, my goal is to convince myself that Israeli weather is bearable. So far, I’m not too sure.
|30°||28°||35° – high heatwave predicted for the weekend||28°|
|59%||53%||26% – it’s a dry heat||39%|
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There’s a section in Happy Hints for a Successful Aliyah dealing with weather. She says it takes about 2 years to get used to Israel’s weather, and even then, there are times you really don’t.
The book – one of two, the other is To Dwell in the Palace, which is more essay-length – is quite out of date, with sections on getting a telephone, for instance; it’s also pre-Nefesh b’Nefesh, so there are no references to that organization at all and lots of information about gathering your aliyah paperwork and the various people you have to meet with and take it to that I’m sure no longer applies). But there are some things that never change, and it’s extremely well-written. Hard to believe I bought it 20 years ago… it would be a terrible cliché to say “how time flies,” but I won’t. I’ll just get going on The Rest of My Life, how’s that?
What books helped you through the aliyah experience???