תהא שנת עליה ארצה
(Tehei Shnat Aliyah Artzah)
May 5771 be a year of aliyah to Eretz Yisrael.
Due to a number of factors – mainly, that we’re B”AH blessed to have many of our immediate relatives living here in Israel – the Shiputzim family has not yet had the privilege of attending a Nefesh B’Nefesh welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion Airport.
Of course, many Israelis go even when they aren’t personally acquainted with any of the arriving olim, and we certainly could’ve done so as well.
But it’s not quite the same as waiting to greet a specific oleh.
And so I turn to you, our dear family and friends [real-life and virtual] in the Diaspora.
Here’s the plan:
You make aliyah during 5771, and we, the denizens of TRLEOOB(=the real life equivalent of our blog), will come meet you at the airport with a great, big, colorful sign in tow.
Yes, it really IS that simple!
So, what do you say? Do we have a deal?
Or, as we say in the Heblish, did we close*?
May you have a wonderful, happy, healthy, prosperous, and sweet new year.
לשנה טובה תכתבו ותחתמו
!לאלתר לחיים טובים ולשלום
* To close: Hebrew source – לסגור. English definition – To finalize an agreement or a decision. Sample usage – “After waiting all year to decide, he finally closed on a certain yeshiva one week before the zman started.”