My flight is booked! I leave Chicago on September 5th and arrive in Tel Aviv on September 6th! I'm not looking forward to the jet lag.
Things that I will miss because I'm out of the country:
-Thanksgiving--my favorite holiday
-The release of the Avengers on DVD
-The new season of Doctor Who
-Most of the football regular season (Go Packers!)
But I'm sure I'll be doing so many cool things, it will hardly matter.