Apparently the Blog has been gaining some momentum. We got into the World Bnei Akiva website (http://www.bneiakiva.net/), thanks for your interest Zvika, I'm glad to share my experience with BA chaverim. Also thanks for posting the Youtube video our madrichim put together. Great job to the madrichim, this beautiful tribute to Liora and our family can be viewed here:
This week has had a lot of sad goodbyes.
We are taking with us all the love and wishes from our friends. We love you all and will miss you a lot.
I was thinking of the people we knew when we first got to Pittsburgh (zero) and looked around during our farewell party and realized how warm of a community Pittsburgh is. It's very hard to say goodbye to all of you and we thank you for helping us be part of your community for these 8 years. Thanks to all the party organizers, the hosts, and to all that attended we had a wonderful time and felt very honored. The scrap books for us and for Batya were beautiful, we can't wait to get the completed ones.
Thanks to my Heinz volleyball team (Kristin, you asked for it and now you are featured in the blog), the happy hour was very... happy, but then sad to say goodbye as well.
The house is now empty and we are closing in several hours. It was sad to see it empty and take all the mezuzot from the doors. Each of the mezuzot will now be able to bless our home in Israel. We have been sleeping outside of our home since Tuesday, thanks to our lovely hosts Lisa and David for adopting us for the week, we feel at home.
It is amazing the help and support we have received since we got here in 2000 until this moments. I feel grateful to have you as friends. Our doors are open for every single one of you whenever you visit Israel.
Friday we drive to NY and we'll spend the weekend with our family. Monday is the big day.
Goodbye Pittsburgh friends, we will certainly miss you.