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Oct 28, 2018, 12:16 AM
Why Vote for Yossi Daitch if You’re Not Chareidi?
For the past few months, my husband has been working with Yossi Daitch as the liaison to the dati leumi community. Since we’re not chareidi, I was a bit skeptical at first at the thought of campaigning for a...
Feb 23, 2014, 10:52 AM
What does Naftali Bennet have against religious Zionists?
Naftali Bennett has done it again. First, he passed shivyon ba’netel, which was supposed to get Chareidim into the army, but will instead get hesder boys (religious Zionists) out of yeshiva and into the army for longer. Second, he promised to bring religious...
Feb 13, 2014, 10:29 PM
Natalie Portman’s noise in Nachlaot
It's 10 pm this Thursday night, and there's drilling outside my bedroom window. More importantly, there's drilling outside my daughters' bedroom window. Sure, it's legal. Natalie Portman's film crew got all the necessary paperwork from the City to use my...
Oct 16, 2012, 10:09 AM
Nachlaot, where pedophiles roam free
For a city that is so meticulous in keeping residents informed of cultural events, Jerusalem is woefully silent when it comes to keeping our children safe.
Aug 5, 2012, 2:51 PM
My husband and I recently drove to visit some friends who live in Givat Assaf, a small community about fifteen minutes outside Jerusalem. And even though I’ve been living in Israel for almost five years, I’m embarrassed to admit that...
Jul 25, 2012, 8:49 PM
Is it just me, or has living in Israel made you more aggressive? I’ve been living in Israel for about five years, and since then have noticed a steady incline in my aggressive behavior. Don’t get me wrong – I’m...
Jul 16, 2012, 2:07 PM
Too Busy To Be Considerate
There’s a new phenomenon that’s becoming more and more prevalent in my circles in Jerusalem. Okay, maybe it’s not new. Maybe it’s always existed but I’ve just never noticed because it only hits you once you hit a certain...
Elana made aliyah 10 years ago from New Jersey. She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and kids and works as a freelance content writer.