When travel restrictions are lifted, we will visit the one bedroom apartment on the first floor of a narrow stone building in an old part of town. We will walk through the door of this little place purchased sight unseen from 7,000 miles away in the midst of a pandemic.
Some said we couldn’t get a mortgage there. “You don’t live there, you don’t have a bank account there and at seventy plus, you are too old.” So we took out a mortgage on our home in America.
With the help of a real estate agent we have yet to meet in person and a lawyer friend who made aliyah a few years back, we used the mortgage money to purchase this little place, sight unseen in a narrow stone building . . . in Jerusalem.