Re: [Ashkenazi-Q] Re: Khazars - what our enemies have to say
- Bob -That was a fascinating post. Wow. What a story.My college girfriend later emigrated to Israel and married one of Shimon Peres's sons. I guess they split up later.I remember the Israeli lira very well. I also remember two (2!) Friday afternoons in later years when the late afternoon news told us (1) that the lira was no more, and that effective immediately the currency was this new thing called a "shekel", and (2) when we were told the shekel was no more, and that effective immediately the currency was the "new shekel". The reason on both occasions was hyperinflation.We may see something similar here in the next few years. When it costs $10,000 to buy a newspaper, we may wake up to find that the US currency is now the "new dollar", one of which is worth 10,000 old dollars.Small world.Paul KotikFt. Lauderdale, FL USA----- Original Message -----From: Bob & Lana KushnerSent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 7:13 PMSubject: Re: [Ashkenazi-Q] Re: Khazars - what our enemies have to sayNadene,I worked in Israel many years ago. The first half of my working life I was an Engineer the second half I was a Bureaucrat. Israel was getting Television, Golda Meyer, was not in favor of it, so Israel was late getting into this media. I worked for the Israeli Bureau of Standards we were working on Television standards for Israel. I was making only 300 Pounds per month ( Yes, pounds now you know how long ago this was. I was young and young Shimon Peres came into my lab to see what we were doing. My wife spoke Hebrew, but I really didn't, I was so worried he would asked me questions I just pretended I was so engrossed in my work I didn't notice him. I was calibrating some instruments and Shimon stood next to me watching me for the longest time.Sadly we left Israel as I wanted a better standard of living. I often wonder if that was the best choice. If I went back today people tell me I would not recognize it.I walked by the Wailing Wall one night. I was the only there at the wall. They were building the area now that you see. There were cement mixers and construction equipment at the Wall. I just stood there thinking I have the whole Kotel to myself.I think I am being a bore, so this will be my last comment.