Today, as I celebrated the first day of Chanukah, I also celebrated my first anniversary in Eretz Yisrael. It’s was a very challenging year, but it was a year filled with many miracles and stories of hashgacha pratis (divine providence) that I will share in future posts. Although I miss my friends in the states, but it’s really great to be here with most of my family. I will never forget the night my mother and I arrived here and how everyone was waiting for us with excitement by the apartment on Strauss. It was so nice to be with everyone and I am so happy and thankful to Hashem that I can celebrate Chanukah here in Jerusalem once again as is truly a big miracle.