Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Rosh Hashanah 5771



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.”


  1. Make that promise again for 5773, please? No family in eretz Yisrael, so we'd love to make new friends at the airport. (we're waiting for dd1 to graduate in Spring of 2013)
    Shanah Tovah!

  2. (the ayin will still stand for aliyah... the gimel, perhaps galuyoteinu? - or, iy"h, geulateinu!)

  3. Wishing Casa Shiputzim all the best for the new year and a כתיבה וחתימה טובה!

  4. Jennifer in MamaLand - It's a deal! :-)
    May you and your family have a happy, healthy, sweet, new year!

    Baila - Thank you! Shanah tovah u'metukah and ktivah v'chatimah tovah to you and your family!

  5. I went once just for fun, and it was thrilling even if you don't know anyone. You can contact the NBN office and ask if there's someone coming on a flight in the nearish future who doesn't have family or friends here. email the person/family, get to know them and then greet them!

  6. if we ever do (visit or make aliyah), you're on! :) we can "close." lol

  7. Batya - Nice idea! Tzom kal u'mo'il!

    Minnesota Mamaleh - Sounds like a plan! :-)

  8. Jameel - That works too! :-)
    Shanah tovah to you and your family!

  9. oooh. I wanna jump on this bandwagon. I always lament not having a car so I can't go, but actually if I had a car, I'd still take the train... so no excuse for me...

  10. Leah - We can have a J-bloggers' get-together at the airport... :-)


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