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Jul 6, 2018, 2:18 PM
The Dangerous Education Law That’s About to Pass — Why You Should Care
On Monday an education reform law stands to pass in the Knesset. It stands to pass unless there is massive public support against it. One if its stated aims is to expand inclusion for all children. Critics say that...
Dec 28, 2015, 3:45 PM
Inclusion is not a favor
Inclusion of physical and cognitively challenged individuals is good for everyone. This is my premise and it should be yours. How many parents have had the following experience? If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, but try and understand, if you...
Apr 22, 2015, 7:07 PM
Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Days that Leave No One Behind
As an olah, I have approached the two day emotional whammy of Yom Hazikaron/Yom Ha’atzmaut with equal parts anticipation and dread. The juxtaposition of the two days is both poignant and truly representative of the Israeli spirit of endurance...
Dec 10, 2014, 2:19 PM
Teach Your Children Well
I’d like to share this blog post with you that I wrote but never posted. Since writing this my son has moved to a regular school with a lot of help. Though he is thriving and happy, behind the...
Jul 13, 2014, 12:07 AM
OMG I Met Rachel Frankel!
For a variety of reasons I did not pay a shivah call to any of the families of our precious boys. However, along with all of our nation I watched as the incident played out in our land and...
Jul 2, 2014, 11:19 AM
Much has been written in the last 18 days and specifically in the last 36 hours about the kidnapping and murder of our precious boys. Scholars, writers and Torah giants have written about this and my pain is echoed...
May 1, 2014, 9:14 AM
That title sounds kind of desperate. I won’t be ashamed, though. I’m a little desperate. I’m new age enough to tell you that my feelings are valid and wonderful, and I have a right to express them. And I...
Mar 5, 2014, 6:52 PM
March 5, 2014 is international “Spread the Word to End the Word” awareness day. The word being ‘retarded’ and any forms or derivations (including adding the suffix –tard). For those of us living in Israel, and perhaps sadly those...
Ita is an English teacher from New York, living the life with her family in Jerusalem.