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Aliyah Musings: Handing it to the Kids

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to cook and bake for people. Must be why my absolute favorite mitzvah is cooking a meal for a family who just had a baby or G-d forbid when someone isn’t well.  This mitzvah is something I loved doing in my old community in Las Vegas […]

We Woke Up to a Siren and Then Terrifying News

3:30am. Some sounds are so strange and surreal, you can never really get used to them. Everyone should have been sleeping, but a strange echoing siren was ringing through the air. I’d heard it many times before, but still wasn’t sure if I was dreaming.
“I think that’s a siren.”
“Yeah,” my husband sleepily answered.
“You get […]

By |October 17th, 2018|Israel|0 Comments

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I’m a Visitor in My Hometown

A little over a year ago, I left my hometown; namely: my neighborhood, community, the street I’ve lived on for the past 27 years, and most of my family– for my real hometown, ISRAEL! And now, this summer, I’ve returned to my “…land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house” (Genesis 12, […]

By |October 7th, 2018|Israel|0 Comments

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A Tisha B’Av Bus Ride

It’s Tisha B’av morning and I’m sitting on a bus rumbling through the city on my way to work. Sudden tears prick my eyes and I struggle to swallow them back, feeling lost amongst the chatter filling the bus and cheerful sunshine streaming through the window. Tisha B’av. The worst, saddest, most brutal day […]

By |July 22nd, 2018|Israel|1 Comment

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