Uh... caps

I met this woman just the other day. She had just returned from March of the Living and was telling me about her experience visiting Auschwitz. This is how the conversation went:

March of the Living Chick (MOLC): So then they told us about those Jews with the hats.
ck: Huh? With the hats? Like you mean yarmulkes?
MOLC: No, those Jews with the hats with the special name …
ck: I’m still not getting you …
MOLC: These Jews had hats and they helped the Germans with the dirty work so that the Germans wouldn’t kill them right away.
ck: Uh… you mean the kapos?
MOLC: Yeah they wore special caps, right? That’s why they called them that, right?
ck: Uhm (long pause) Yeah. That’s it.

Well, after an exchange like that what else could I do but get a couple of Jewlicious embroidered caps so that the participants on the taglit-birthright israel, IsraelExperts’ Discover Israel Jewlicious trip can recognize laya and I at the airport. Yes I know. That made no sense at all.

We’re totally bogged down with last minute preparations but what the hey, it’ll be so excellent. You’ll be able to follow our adventures here and at MyIsraelTrip.com (MIT? Get it?) AND we just got word that the aptly titled MegaEvent will be broadcast live on the Web. What’s the MegaEvent? 5,500 Taglit-birthright israel trip participants from around the world getting together in Jerusalem to hear PM Ariel Sharon deliver a welcoming address which is followed soon thereafter with a whole bunch of singing and dancing and flag waving and such. We’ll remind you closer to the June 5th broadcast and maybe you can see us! We’ll also let you know when we’re at the Kotel and you can see us on the Kotel cam of your choice. Fun-o-ramma, huh? Props to IsraelExperts again for putting up with us!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • Thats a pretty badass looking photo! Reminds me of a pose I saw on an Alias Season 2 poster somewhere.

    If you ever have an article written about Jewlicious, thats the photo to use! (I sed Gahd Daym!)

  • Canada Israel Experience trip here. Will also be at the mega event. See you all there. =)

  • Sharon? Jewlicious birthright? fun hats??!! Back in the days when I was a young’un and went to Israel for the first time (last year,) all we got was falafel…and we had to pay for that.

  • D: an article? Funny you should mention that …
    See Haaretz on Friday 😉

    litui: yes, and Haoman 17 Saturday night. That ought to be big fun!

  • A friend of mine just came back from Israel with a CD from one of the most Jewlicious voices I’ve ever heard check this out CK she sings in Ladino http://www.yasminlevy.net

    nice hats :’)

  • Wine Guy, SHE IS INCREDIBLE. Thanks for the link.

    Nice pic guys. Have lots of fun. I still need to talk to you for a couple of minutes, ck, and will try to call later.

  • FYI the MEGA is at Latrun Armored corp memorial ( read Tanks) with the PM chillin. Outdoor mega party and Disco.

  • Ck, comment numbers still look wrong in IE. Is anybody else having this problem?

  • Yup, TM. Me. And as to MOTLC’s comment, I might have made a similar comment when I first heard about the kapos. But I was ten years old.