Several of our friends, family, and coworkers said they wanted to hear from us while we’re gone, to know how things are going. Others also suggested that we keep a journal to record this adventure. This blog gives us a chance to accomplish all of that. Now all we have to do is keep up with it.
The audience for this blog, assuming there is one, is very diverse. Our friends, family, and coworkers are Jews, non-Jews, observant Jews, not-yet-observant Jews, etc. Our experiences in Jerusalem will be seen very differently depending on who is reading. Fellow frum (devout) Jews, who may well have spent a significant amount of time learning Torah in Israel themselves, will not find our trip remarkable, and may be more interested in details like what masechta (trachtate of the Talmud) Dan is learning in yeshiva, or whose shiur (class) we were able to hear motzei Shabbos (Saturday night). Other family and friends will find this whole world very unfamiliar, and struggle to understand why we disrupted a perfectly good lifestyle to decamp halfway around the world for a year.
We hope this blog will speak to everybody, albeit not each post. If not, feel free to demand a full refund.