Singles Shabbaton Part 13: These are the people in your neighborhood . . .
Friday, 10:45 pm
I’m in the breakfast room, making tea. Two older ladies from the Shabbaton walk in and ask me where I’m from.
One of them says “Oh, you are from America! I have a son who lives in Miami!"
Chayyei Sarah: Oh, there is a man in the Shabbaton from Miami.
Lady: Really? He’s here from Miami?
CS: Well, he made aliyah, and now lives in Safed.
Lady: So, he’s going back?
Chayyei Sarah: No, he immigrated. He made aliyah.
Lady: When did he immigrate?
CS: Two months ago.
Lady: And where does he live?
Lady: How long has he lived there?
CS: Two months.
Lady: So he’s going back?
CS: No, he immigrated. He’s not going back except maybe to visit.
Lady: So he’s here on a visit?
CS [thinking to herself]: Who’s on first.