After serving in the US military, Ruti Eastman (aka Ruti Mizrachi) married her hero, homeschooled four sons, and intermittently worked in the field of education over a span of 30 years. She has worked in radio, has played in several bands, and teaches harmonica and percussion. Ruti and her family made aliyah in 2007. She currently maintains two blogs, one about Israel, called “Ki Yachol Nuchal!” and the other about general topics such as family, childrearing, marriage, and family history, called “Never Ruthless." In 2017, Ruti published her first book, From Big Whine to Big Grapes: A collection of essays on aliyah and life in Israel, as seen through rosé-filled glasses. Ruti’s next book, with stories about family, Jewish holidays, and life in general, is due for publication in 2018, bs”d.