Sheikh Ashish of KoomKoom3’s daughter greets the crew
You all may have been wondering why some of us haven’t been posting recently. Well, early last week, after ROI120, a bunch of us decided to decompress by going somewhere with a pristine beach, beautiful scenery, and no Internet – so we hit Kum Kum 3 (koomkoom-shalosh) just north of Nuweiba in the Sinai. And yes – it was just what the doctor ordered. At least it was until the friggin rockets started flying. Well meaning people managed to track us down and begged us to return but we figured since all the action was going down in the North, we were safe under the protection of Sheikh Ashish and Harvard Hillel Rabbi Avi Poupko aka The Existentially Offended Rabbi, aka Sheikh Ibrahim.
We found out about the matsav on Thursday and we left back on Friday so for the bulk of the time we were in Sinai, we actually had a good, peaceful and relaxing time. Consequently, in memory of peaceful and happy times past and in the hope that happy times come back soon for us and for the rest of Israel, here are some pictures that we took in Sinai (that’s me with a puppy on the right by the way):
Laya is very happy to have nothing to do
Muffti and the Mountains – No Internet for you!!
Singer/Songwriter Michelle Citrin and some of Sheikh Ashish’s kids
L: Muffti rockin’ out the Kum Kum. R: Encino Yeled and Sheikh Ashish bonding. Encino Yeled was quite, uh… spiritually elevated that evening.
L: Sheikh Ibrahim (Harvard Hillel Rabbi Poupko) saying something or another. R: Lori (who was on Michael and Esther’s Jewlicious trip) celebrating her 20th birthday Sinai/Jewlicious style
Word just came in that all Israelis in Arab countries are being recalled and urged to leave. *Sigh* We are all looking forward to the safe return of our soldiers and an end to the hostilities.
Fucking Hizbollah … Anyways, more pics on Flickr.