So, I learned something new last week. Hiking up Masada is only allowed before 5:00 am. That’s just disappointing. If someone has to travel and only has one day to do it all, it’s not fair! Speaking from experience, it’s a let down–now you can plan your trips accordingly.
But it was really hot…
Hikeless or not, it was amazing. Masada has a fascinating history and was gorgeous.
On Monday, Jon, Nate and I traveled to Tel Aviv to meet with Fiddme founder Yosi Taguri. He is one of the most energetic speakers I have ever met and also has one of the most refreshing philosophies. Direct quote: “I don’t deal with money. I deal with happiness.” There are not enough people, let alone entrepreneurs, out there who start something simply for the intrinsic satisfaction it brings. I’m too young to be jaded, but it was still great to see someone really get excited about an idea because it is a good idea, not because of the income potential.
My last week at BioLineRX has hands down been my busiest. I’ve been updating the financial statements, debugging the shareholder analysis report, helping legal and recently, helping the chemistry department finalize a presentation. Tomorrow is my last day at work (by the time you read this I may already be done, but go along for simplicity here) and it’s bittersweet. I’ve gotten very comfortable there and everyone has been exceptionally friendly and helpful. Stay tuned for next week for the official recap.
This morning I was able to see my very good friend and former Wolverine, Andrew Solomon, for what may be the last time for a very long time. He officially became an Oleh (immigrant) yesterday and I am so proud of his decision to join the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), but will miss him terribly. בהצלחה חבר!
Tomorrow my mom FINALLY arrives to Israel for her FIRST visit. We will spend the last week of the trip traveling and showing her around the country I love so much. Hopefully she too will be taken in my the magic that is Israel…and be more keen to visit again. If you have any suggestions of things to do/places to go/food to eat, please, send them along.
Well, as always, I thank you for your time, patience and, hopefully, suggestions. I leave you with love from Jerusalem and the weekly blooper reel. עד פעם הבא!
ps–to answer the burning questions I posed last week: the lack of title had a reverse effect.