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Feb 13, 2019, 12:22 PM
When I am silenced, can you not still hear my screams?
There are times my words stop flowing, when they seize and resist any release. And then it hurts so bad I am forced to cut deep into my skin and let the pain flow in fragments, in heaves, in...
Jan 6, 2019, 10:40 AM
On Open Houses and Choice in a Foreign Tongue
It is early in the morning. She rests her head against my shoulder, twisting her body around in an attempt to find a comfortable position. I sit as still as I can, knowing she will turn again and again until...
Dec 14, 2018, 12:05 PM
Mourning my son with no name
The pain digs a hole and creates a space for all the complexities of broken hearts and loss
Dec 2, 2018, 7:53 PM
Light up the Night in Shades of Green
I'm like Garfield, just different, she says as she pulls on Freddie Mercury's orange fur, baiting him. I like lasagna, but I hate Sundays. She laughs as Freddie pounces. I don't bother disciplining her about the cat again. Their love is wild...
Nov 18, 2018, 10:22 PM
For 515 days, my sister and I shared my Facebook profile picture, smiling to the world from a little circle above my name. My cover photo was taken that time we went to Jerusalem and she posed with my children...
Nov 14, 2018, 2:24 PM
I've been in Israel through intifadas and wars. I've seen the cycle. And I know we cannot go on much longer like this
Oct 16, 2018, 7:15 PM
Just another Aliyah story
It was anti-climactic really. There was no free flight, no crowds cheering for us on the tarmac, no welcome mat laid out for us; we were on our own. Our journey started separately. I landed a year after him, disappointed to find...
Oct 10, 2018, 3:10 PM
World Mental Health Day
I get why you don't want me to rip my insides out before the world, why you can't bear my raw prose, my uncomfortable truth
Oct 7, 2018, 8:22 AM
Anita Hill, Christine Blasey Ford, and me
I was too young then... too small and insignificant to understand what bravery looks like… to know the pain of disbelief… I was too young to see her… too young to be moved to act on her behalf. I was not...
Sep 30, 2018, 2:56 PM
Triggered. You laugh at the word and point out how overused it is these days. You sit in your leather chairs, backs comfortably reclined as you swivel behind the glossy desk proclaiming your entitlement. It is so easy for you to roll your...
Bracha Goldstein is a creative writer and artist living with her husband and two inspiring children in Israel. She writes reflectively, using her unique perspective to bring emotional thought to life.