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Sheila's Letter From Jerusalem

We’ve won our way to the semi-final

By sheila | July 12, 2009
090712 It is now 02:00 and I am exhilarated!!! Little Israel made history yet again!!!! Andy Ram and Yonni Erlich sealed Israel’s phenomenal win over the Russian team in the tennis Davis Cup by winning their nail-biting match, 6-4 in the 5th set. Israel’s team, Ram, Erlich, Dudi Sela and Harel Levi managed to topple one of the major countries to reach the semi-final of the Davis Cup. The win was obvious as we travelled to Tel Aviv for the Gala concert in honour of the 18th Maccabiah. Drivers were waving to one another and raised their hands in victory – wonderful. The concert was also amazing. Maestro Zubin Mehta began the programme with a rousing rendition of Hatikva and Murray Perahia played both of his pieces with exquisite poetry. Zvi was the MC and did everyone proud. What a marvelous day, what a glorious night – it almost made me forget the violent Haredi demonstrations taking place in Jerusalem to stop the opening of public car parks on Shabbat. Shevua Tov – have a brilliant week and be proud… we did it! Israel is in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup…. Who’d’ve thought it? Much love Sheila

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