I called up my family to get the latest news on my nephew Jordan (Nissim ben Rachel). My Mom told me that he has started his Chemotherapy. Since his hair started falling out his parents decided to cut off his hair. Then my Mom told me that my Dad, in solidarity with Jordan, or, so Jordan wouldn’t feel as bad, decided to cut off all his hair too. Consequently I decided, what the hell, if my old man can do it so can I! Besides it’s before Passover and Sefirat Ha Omer where you can’t cut your hair for over a month so getting a solid hair cut isn’t a bad idea.
And so this morning, while in the midst of cleaning the bejeezus out of beit Jewlicious in the colorful machaneh Yehudah market, I went to “Salon Dave” just under my apartment on rechov Ha Eshkol. Twenty minutes and 35 shekels later, I too had no hair!
Look, I know this won’t help Jordan much. Maybe my sister will show him my picture on the Web site and Jordan will laugh. But first my sister has to figure out what exactly the Internet is. Maybe a few years from now, maybe over some beers, Jordan, my Dad and I will sit around and laugh about that time we were all bald. I don’t know – but I am certain that with all your good wishes and prayers, we WILL have those beers. Thanks for all your support folks – we’ll keep you updated on Jordan’s progress! Have a great Passover y’all!
And now because I can, here’s a mess of pictures featuring Jordan, my other nephew Noam, my Dad and of course, my Mom Brakha of the famous Brakha’s shakshuka. Please, don’t ask about what’s with all the blond hair. Yes we’re Moroccan. really.