Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Live From Israel!

OK, not me.

I woke up quite early today to watch via Webcam as my niece, Siona, graduated from 8th grade from her Jewish private school, Abrams Academy in Bucks County, Pa., at the Wailing Wall in Israel.

If you have any interest in seeing the video, you can click here to watch it or right-click here to download it to your computer and watch it whenever. The video file is huge - 200 MB - and about one hour and may take some time to download (dial-uppers need not try), but Siona appears for her diploma at about 52:40. The rest is largely a tribute to a fallen Israeli soldier, Michael Levin.

Here are two screen shots that you can click on to make bigger. In the top one, that's my niece with her diploma. In the bottom one, that's my sister, Sheryl, who chaperoned the trip, standing behind the lady in the sunglasses.

Mazel tov to all, and how cool that modern technology makes it possible to be there even when we're, uh, here. Hey, I'm in the desert, too. Does that count?


Anonymous said...

Cool man.

I've been to the Wailing Wall myself and Jerusalem is an incredible city. I'd love to return someday.

-Hunter /