Now that it is officially Spring it is time for an update from us, whether or not there is anything new. I would like to write that Spring is in the air but, unfortunately, rain is in the air. I shouldn't say unfortunately because rain is always a blessing. However, by the time this Spring edition reaches you the rain may be over. The way the weather has been lately we have a few days of winter, then a few more days of summer heat, then a few days of winter etc. etc. We never know what to wear (if you're the kind of person who puts out his/her clothes for tomorrow). In the morning it's chilly so we bundle up. But by the afternoon we have to peel off a layer or two. But don't put those warm clothes away – it will get cold again in the evening. If you're a veteran here then you already know this. Still it takes us by surprise every time. (By the way, a few lines ago I started a sentence with the word "but" which you're not supposed to do. But this is an informal missive among friends so I thought it was O.K.)
There is some new and updated information, so don't just toss this aside.
And we would like to wish you all a kosher and joyous Passover, the holiday of freedom. Lie back (after scrubbing down the house or simple Spring cleaning) and be thankful for our Land. Let's hope and pray we enjoy a quiet and safe holiday.
CHAI means alive
And also the number 18. Everyone who donates DOUBLE CHAI (36 NIS) or more will be featured in our "To Life!" section. So give life to ESCA and enjoy it. Of course, anonymous gifts will also be appreciated. An idea for a present for one who has it all. Want to give more? 100 NIS makes you a CENTURY DONOR; 50 NIS a JUBILEE DONOR.
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