Meditations on Moving House, Finding Community, & Apartment Five

It’s Moving Day – Again!

Sigh.

The last time we moved – during the first Corona lockdown in May 2020 – I consoled myself with the (false) hope that at least we could stay here until we found our permanent home.

It was easy to feel at home in Apartment 4

However that proved unrealistic — it’s hard enough for new American-Israelis to get a handle on house-hunting locally, and we are not planning on buying in Jerusalem.

The really great news is that we are relocating north to be closer to where Aaron is living at Kibbutz Heftziba and returning to the community where we started our Aliyah. With ‘boots in the ground’ we hope to be able to find a permanent home.

I also have more thoughts on the whole concept of accepting the temporary and hope to share them … right after I unpack a few boxes.

Published by skfinston

Born February 21, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan; enjoying 2nd Middle Age in Zichron Yaakov, Israel. After a misspent youth in the US Foreign Service (postings in London, Tel Aviv and Manila), I moved to the Semi-private Sector, working for a leading trade association in Washington DC before launching my own company Finston Consulting in 2005. Over the last 15+ years I have worked with innovative companies ranging from Fortune-100 to start up, as well as NGOs, and governments, including service as a cleared advisor (Secret level) to the Commerce Department and the U.S. Trade Representative (IPR, Tariff/Trade Facilitation). As a graduate of the University of Michigan, my degrees include a Bachelors of Science (Philosophy, High Honors), Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Policy. After law school I clerked at the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit before joining the U.S. Foreign Service (TSI-CodeWord Clearance). I am a member of the Illinois and US Supreme Court Bar.

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