Hey! What's up?

My name is Batsheva. I'm 15 years old, my birthday is January 5th.

I moved to Israel 10 years ago, from New York, and now live in Alon Shevut.
Alon Shevut is a yishuv (small town) in Gush Etzion which is south of Yerushalaim.

I went to an elementary school called Orot Etzion, which is in Efrat (a five minute drive from Alon Shevut). Now I go to Neve Chana which is in the outskirts of Alon Shevut, and walking distance from my house.

I like reading, sports, music and hanging out with friends.

I am one of five, I have an older sister and three younger brothers.

My extended family lives all over the U.S.A. My grandparents come to visit us for a few months every year, and one pair is building an apartment in Yerushalaim. Also we sometimes go visit America during the summer, so we get to see them.

Living in Israel is really awesome!!!! Israel is a great country. It is beautiful, and although it is small, it has everything in it!!!! We have mountains, deserts, valleys, hills, and so much more.
We also have Yerushalaim, the holiest place on earth!!!! The Jewish roots and history are all here. It's really great to live only 30-40 minuets away from the Kotel (western wall), and can go there basically whenever I want.
Sometimes people think we live in a 3rd world country or in the middle of a war zone, we don't!!! We have a normal life, just like yours.

There are so many different people living in this country. People with different religious, political, and social opinions. No matter who you are, you have your own place in this great country!!!!