It was SO nice to get to see them and talk with them in person and we greatly appreciate that they shlepped here from Jerusalem on the bus.
The Rabbi, good sport that he is, tried his first Krembo, an Israeli snack food that consists of a cookie base with a multi-inch topping of marshmallow, covered in chocolate. He wasn't crazy about it (I totally agree with him). What I have found out about Krembos (thank you, Fern) is that they are a seasonal food, sold here only between November and February and, during that time, enough Krembos are sold to equal *nine* for every Israeli! Sheva enjoys them, and, since she is coming to visit in March and will have missed the season, I bought some to send her back to Chicago with. Then Penina told me that I bought the wrong brand. I had been under the impression that Krembo was a brand name and the box I bought was the same product despite the less-fancy wrapping. But, no. Seems I wanted Kleenex and just bought tissues. So we're spreading the, erm, joy around and making sure all our guests try a Krembo just to say that they had a full Israeli experience ;)