Friday, June 20, 2008

Short and sweet

I'm going to Israel this coming Sunday for a week and a bit on Birthright. I know you're all extremely excited. What this means, of course, is that I probably won't be able to blog for a week and a bit. I'm sure you'll survive the separation though. And of course, there are always the archives for your reading pleasure.

In other news, I just got the new Lipa CD. Yes, I paid for it. Impressed, aren't you? I've only listened to it once, and so far I like it. Like most CD's, it's going to take a few dozen listens 'till I fall in love with it. In the past, I've pronounced my dislike for a CD after just a few listens, and then I feel like an idiot later, which of course isn't necessarily a bad thing.

5 comments:

Eliezer said...

Yes, I am extremely excited.

To read why you like a CD after many listens, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere_exposure_effect

Nemo said...

As a Birthright Alumnus, my advice is to read up a little about Israel/Zionism/Religious Zionism before you go.

They'll be impressed that a Lubavitcher is so knowledgeable about it, and you'll ask pointed questions that gets to the heart of all the flowery stuff that the tour guides tell you.

Oh, and even if you disagree, be nice. And look after your fellow Lubavitchers while you're at it.

The Real Shliach said...

Eliezer: Now that I know this, what do I do?
Nemo: You mean if I disagree with religious Zionism? And how will looking at my fellow Lubavitchers help?

Nemo said...

Yes. They're giving a free trip to Israel after all.

Leo de Toot said...

Dear Mr. R.S.

Have a very safe interesting and hopefully inspiring trip to the Promised Land. Your faithful readers eagerly await your insights, comments and perspectives - hopefully an internet cafe will provide you with the opportunity to update your audience. Be safe and have fun.
Expectantly yours,
Leo de Toot.