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Then she asked, "Which kibbutz? What kibbutz? 'In a tone of curiosity and interested eyes, so I said

A friend told me I should get to know Dina, because she was also a musician, an American and a penitent, like me.

At the time, Dina and Eli lived in Tel Aviv with Batsheva and Zvi and they worked at an absorption center.

I went to Teleston and from the first moment it was a feeling of meeting a soul sister, we started talking and did not stop, we opened up like two sisters meeting after lots and lots of time and there is lots and lots to tell, each one told about herself, and had a lot in common.

Each of us told how she came to Israel and getting closer to Judaism and music. Then I mentioned that I was in a kibbutz in the north, so Dina asked me, "Which kibbutz?"

So I said "small kibbutz in the north",

And she asked again "Which kibbutz?"

And I replied, "You will probably not know a secular kibbutz,"

Then she asked, "Which kibbutz? Which kibbutz? 'A tone of curiosity and interested eyes,

So I said "sick,"

So she exclaimed, "Sick, my sick husband!"

So I asked, "Who's your husband?"

Then she said "to me"

I knew Eli's relatives and family and I was close to them and I was also a friend of his cousins, and when I was in the kibbutz I heard about Eli from the other side, from the kibbutz side. I was told that Eli had repented, I was told about him because I, too, was interested at the time and decided to get closer to Judaism. So everyone on the kibbutz said to me, "Just don't be like me!" Because they were afraid of approaching religion.

It was amazing because I felt like I knew Eli before because in her patient they talked about him all the time

And suddenly seeing Dina and feeling sisters, it was an amazing encounter,

A close and deep relationship that started from that moment and has not ceased throughout the years to be amazing and meaningful.

Janet Castle


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