Things that Stay and Things that Go- Jerusalem Edition

In honor of my move from Jerusalem to Jaffa, my almost-5-months-in-Israel mark (that’s tomorrow), the new semester (starting in 45 minutes) and harkening back to my packing list from early September, I give you an edited, updated, and probably incomplete list:

Things Packed:

  • Clothes for summer
  • Clothes for winter
  • Floppy hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Sneakers
  • Chacos
  • sorta smushed Flats
  • Blundstones (aka Israel’s official unofficial shoe)
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella
  • Hammock
  • Water bottle covered in stickers
  • 3-liter camelback not covered in stickers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Big purse
  • Little purse
  • 2 4 reusable grocery bags
  • 1 bag of assorted toiletries
  • 2 1 toothbrush
  • 1 half barely-used tube of organic toothpaste
  • 1 half-used travel-sized tube of organic toothpaste
  • Many A couple half-used tubes of burt’s bees lip balm
  • 2 epi-pens
  • Many A few hairbands
  • 3 1 ziplock bag full of ziplock bags
  • 1 box of assorted jewelry
  • 1 2 boxes of vanilla sleepytime assorted Israeli herbal teas
  • 32 40 oz of ground (groan) coffee (yay!)
  • Aeropress to brew said coffee
  • Jedi mug borrowed from best friend out of which to drink said coffee
  • Partially-used containers of red miso paste, soy sauce, and sriracha
  • 1 barely-used bag of flaxseed meal
  • Various chocolate delights
  • bags of cumin, curry powder, cayenne, and za’atar 
  • Envelope of Very Important Papers/Documents
  • 2 siddurim (Koren and Kol Haneshama)
  • 1 guitar
  • Alanna: The First Adventure
  • The Blue Day Book
  • The Lonely Planet: Israel and the Palestinian Territories 
  • Many Jewish texts
  • Cards and letters from folks back home
  • Notebook
  • Journal
  • Far too many  Not enough writing implements
  • Kindle
  • Laptop
  • Headphones
  • Phone
  • Many chargers and adaptors
  • 1 small stuffed moose and 1 eucalyptus pod
  • 2 tallitot, 3 kippot, and 2 sets of tzitzit


Things passed off to Parents to take home a month ago:  

  • 1 questionably-useful completely useless pair of slacks with 1 questionably-useful completely useless pair of pumps
  • Ender’s Game
  • Many, many Jewish texts




One thought on “Things that Stay and Things that Go- Jerusalem Edition

  1. Pingback: Things that Stay and Things that Go- Jaffa Edition | In The Ark

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