Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace to you.
Jews are not allowed to mourn on Shabbat, the day when joy takes precedence. And Chabad Chassidim are the masters of putting joy into Jewish practice, every day.
Let us therefore post something happy today.
I was happy to learn from some USA bloggers that November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. And believe it or not, there is a way to justify its inclusion in a blog from the Hills of Jerusalem!
Meet Eric of Alaska! He has a one-man hairdressing place in the shopping center of the Beit HaKerem neighborhood of Jerusalem. He grew up in Alaska, met a Jewish woman in California, they married, and they made aliyah to Israel. Now he is the grandfather of little Sabras (native-born Israelis).
I love that story.
Eric is a soft-spoken, gentle gentleman. If you opt for conversation while he cuts your hair, then he has interesting information on all kinds of topics.
Don't you love the decor? Where else in Israel would you find polar bears, antlers, family photos of Alaska natives?!
If you ever need a haircut in Jerusalem, give Eric a call at 02-652-1267. You'll enjoy it.