Sunday Michael leaves for France for work. Great timing for him as the kids don't have school on Sunday or Monday and apparently it will become bonfire city (countrywide) on Sunday night to celebrate Lag B'Omer (Jewish holiday). It's also great timing since the weather is projected to be over 90 degrees, perfect for dozens and dozens of gigantic bonfires consuming branches, discarded doors, and pretty much anything made out of wood that hasn't been nailed down.
Hopefully the hot day/cool night pattern will stick, because everyone is super excited. The kids have been collecting wood with their friends for about two months for the huge group bonfires. Will keep you posted. N has an all day olympiad to participate in on Monday so I will get some downtime with just the girls.
Update on my medical licensing. I received my license before Pesach which means I can now practice medicine in Israel. This is great. Now, in order to receive specialty recognition I need to work for 3 months in an emergency department (much less than what physicians from outside of North America need to do, and of note, foreign docs who want to get licensed in U.S. have to redo their entire training). I met yesterday with the director of Shaarei Tzedek, which houses the busiest ED in Jerusalem. Looks like a great place to do my histaklut as soon as I can find 3 months in a row which will likely be next Fall. In the meantime I am hoping to start working at an urgi-care this summer, so that I can LEARN HEBREW and start to get the sense of how medicine is practiced here.