(Photo by Dani Machlis)
Name - Yael K
Location - Tel Aviv, Israel
I am not typical. I am not your typical Aliyah candidate: I'm very secular, did not grow up with zionist parents, and have almost no family living in Israel. I'm not what people typically think of when they hear Jewish - I have blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. I was not your typical American but I'm becoming your typical Israeli: I speak 2 1/2 languages, used to vote democratic but am now a socialist-zionist-republican, and the last thing I want is a house in the suburbs. So what am I? In many ways, I'm a little bundle of contradictions. Stubborn yet not overly-opinionated (at least on most issues). Shy and reserved when I first meet someone but outgoing and bubbly once you get to know me. Practical but also fun-loving and spontaneous (in a practical kind of way, lol). I believe that I am a kind and caring person (hey, don't we all?). I am passionate about life and fiercely protective of those I love. And I'm crazy about my 3 5 6 7 14 cats.
Not to mention the 180 cats on the street around my apartment that I feed and vet!