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Feb 23, 2017, 3:08 PM
Shoes and Feet: It’s Just Not Fair
Why is it that women have to suffer with uncomfortable, painful shoes and men do not? It's not fair! In my present status as an old lady (hey: that's the good news!) my feet hurt in shoes. Almost any shoes...
Feb 22, 2017, 7:33 PM
There was a story that has stuck with me through the decades. A woman was rushing to her father's hospital bedside after learning that he was in critical condition and not expected to survive. They were not on good...
Feb 19, 2017, 3:49 PM
We were on a plane back to the USA in the days before the flights were non-stop. We would be stopping at LHR, London, Heathrow for a refueling. Our travel mates on the huge El Al 747 were our...
Feb 16, 2017, 6:06 PM
Ro and Sabba’s amazing adventure
So, today Assad came to paint our living room here in Herzliya. He works with one of our neighbors, whom we trusted for a good referral. He arrived exactly on the stroke of 8 a.m., the agreed upon time,...
Feb 13, 2017, 4:38 PM
When Donald Meets Bibi
Today we're having some work done on our heating/air conditioning unit, here in Herzliya. While I trust these guys (of course they're all guys; women rabbis maybe, but never women plasterers) implicitly with any valuables they might find lying...
Feb 9, 2017, 6:14 PM
USA: A Sick President or a Demented President?
It's pretty clear that it's one or the other. Or both. His behavior is just not normal. A couple of days ago he spoke to some law enforcement people. It was broadcast on CNN and FOX, the cable world. What...
Feb 7, 2017, 8:30 PM
A Week With Muslims
Like most Jews of my generation (I was born in 1939), I grew up in an urban center (Newark NJ) and was decidedly liberal in practice and beliefs. Hence, I marched with my parents in support of the Rosenbergs...
Jan 29, 2017, 12:02 AM
Just about all the Jews I know are very near to the "old country" roots of their families. Children or grandchildren or immigrants themselves. This is true in both countries where I have passports, the USA and Israel. Coming to...
Jan 25, 2017, 5:19 AM
There was an unfounded rumor that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. It persisted throughout his campaigns, even after he provided indisputable proof that he was born in Hawaii, one of the 50 states in the...
Jan 20, 2017, 5:45 AM
Four years ago on this day, we gussied up and celebrated at the joyous wedding of our grandson, Eitan, to his beloved, Dita. This was a day long in coming. Chatan and kallah had met in the Frisch High...
Rosanne Skopp is a wife, mother of four, grandmother of fourteen, and great-grandmother of one. She is a graduate of Rutgers University and travels back and forth between homes in New Jersey and Israel. She is currently writing a family history.