Shabbat Shalom, everyone!
Today was our first Shabbat out of quarantine, and it was so lovely.
I started the day with a walk with no real strong intentions, although I wanted to get something to bring with us tonight when we spent Shabbat dinner with my roommate Hannah’s boyfriend Alon, at his apartment.
Here is some of what I saw on my walk:
It wasn’t until after my photoshoot with the side of this building that I looked across the street and discovered the truest holy grail of Be’er Sheva: Beit Ha’Baguette. Beit Ha’Baguette translates to House of Baguettes, and, though there were no actual baguettes there, let me show you what I did see:
The way Beit Ha’Baguette works is, you put on a plastic glove, grab a grocery bag, and, go for it. And on Shabbat, when people are racing against the sun to get home before the holiday, this is doubly chaotic. People are pushing, they know what they want, they’re on a mission. I can’t imagine how this must have been before Covid crowd controls. It’s incredibly exciting. Here is my haul:
After my adventure I grabbed some wine at the liquor store so as not to show up empty-handed to Alon’s apartment, headed home, and got ready for Shabbat. Here are Hannah and I in the cab on the way:
I don’t know how I lost the photo I took of the food Alon and his roommates made, so, sorry about that. Anyway. The meal was vegetarian, and it was incredible. Alon made a dish with nine different vegetables that were six different colors, which was as beautiful as it was delicious. His roommate made my favorite dish, though, something called covit. It’s a casserole made with riced cauliflower and cheese– I looked into finding a recipe, but, no luck, as covit keeps getting mistaken for “Covid” by my Google server.
After dinner, my roommate Jordan and one of Alon’s roommates jammed with us for a bit on the guitar, and then we went to an outdoor bar very close to our apartment. Being thoroughly tired, I’m here now, and then, going to bed. Tomorrow, Shabbat continues. More, then.