I also enjoyed hearing about Shmuel’s experiences at his boarding school. He told me that all the kids sit at meals with kids who came from their own countries. They speak Hebrew in the classroom, but they can speak their native languages at meals. During Shmuel’s visit with me, he learned his brother got engaged. His brother sent a video of the engagement, and we got to see pictures of his family and his friends.
Even though Shmuel is an Ethiopian Israeli Jew and I am an American Jew, we are united by love for Israel and a feeling that Israel is a home for all Jews. What I liked most about hosting Shmuel is that we got to share a home in Boston too.