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May 8, 2020, 7:09 PM
My coronavirus Mother’s Day present
I can't celebrate with my mother (she's not alive) and my children won't celebrate me (it's not their holiday), so I'm going to treat myself to a day off - and focus on being a mom
Apr 2, 2020, 10:15 PM
Why a massive 10 kilo bundle of garlic was egg-zackly what I needed
I snapped on my disposable gloves as I walked into my little local grocery store and asked the cashier at the door if there were any eggs. I laughed, to show her I was joking. She’d just sent out...
Mar 19, 2020, 2:53 PM
This mother of six needs a little social (media) distancing
Being a mother of six is, at the best of times, similar to the job of airport traffic control. But between my very full-time work, the kids' school, sports, scouts, their doctors and dentists appointments — and my twice-weekly...
Nov 27, 2019, 9:00 PM
This World AIDS Day, I’ll be thinking about my gay son’s future
Sometimes, the Jewish community shies away from talking about tough topics like AIDS, but we must, for we can save whole worlds
Sep 5, 2019, 7:39 PM
20 years after moving to Israel, I would have no other home
Standing on Mt. Herzl I asked myself, would I be willing to sacrifice my life, my future husband, or any children we may have?
Apr 12, 2019, 3:42 PM
My baggage: Why I told my teenaged son not to take his purse today
He rocks a pair of stilettos like no one's business. He's loud and proud – and we're proud of him too, but, but, but...
Apr 1, 2019, 1:17 PM
In the whiteboard of memory, redrawing Mom five years after her death
Increasingly, in stolen seconds of my day, my brain offers glimpses of my 'eternal mom,' the version of Mom that stays with me most
Oct 11, 2018, 1:19 AM
Lara Alqasem: A pawn in the PR battle for and against BDS
Imagine a scenario in which a likable student is deployed as a deep-cover activist, and Israel takes the bait
Sep 26, 2018, 8:00 PM
To my boychik on his bar mitzvah, why I am scared for your future
Soon after the twins' birth, I caught hubby squinting at Yaron, looking puzzled. “Something is missing,” he muttered, and squinted again. “What?!” I asked, a lioness hopped up on hormones, ready to defend any alleged defect on my perfect new...
Jun 26, 2018, 12:01 AM
How a rebbetzin made this secular Israeli bride blush
Or how an Orthodox rebbetzin made this secular Israeli bride blush
Amanda Borschel-Dan lives in Israel, where she and her husband are raising their six always hungry children. She is The Times of Israel's Jewish World editor.