I've been here in Israel, based in my Jerusalem rental apartment for about two weeks and am getting ready for my flight back tomorrow. Despite the really cold and nasty weather, it's been a great trip. Lots of sightseeing and visiting with family and friends. A delightful Purim in Jerusalem ----- both the Megillah reading and the joy of being among the costumed Jerusalemites all over the city yesterday. Machane Yehuda was a hoot.
I'm nearly all packed, including the halvah and Tehina I (over?)bought yesterday. And the chocolate ruggelach from Marzipan at a friend's request and then also for me. (I do agree with my cousin though that Patisserie Ness on Rachel Imenu in the German Colony is a much better bakery.
Looking forward to dinner tonight at HaHatser, a Mediterranean meat restaurant with my cousins.
Todah rabbah to all.