05.03.2011 29.Adar l, 5771
1951: Herbert was a discharged soldier, an immigrant from Germany, poor and living with his sister in Kfar Monash; Rina was an immigrant from Iraq, looked after by Youth Aliyah and living on kibbutz; the wedding was two months after they met.
* The cast: Herbert (86 ) and Rina (78 ).
* The home: The six-story building is located in the city center and has 12 apartments and a sidewalk shaded by ficus trees. The couple has lived here for 45 years ("We were already here in the Six-Day War" ), on the fifth floor.
* Fifth floor: After ascending in a new, narrow elevator ("The building is being rejuvenated" ), we enter a lobby with a mirror. The apartment (90 square meters ) is clean and awash with light. To the right is a living room with a heavy dining table and plastic blinds; on the left are two rooms (one for sleeping, the other for watching television ); straight ahead, in a little area of its own, is a spotless kitchen with light Formica cupboards, a glistening work space, a table for two, a pothos plant and a view of rooftop water-heaters. We head for the other rooms….