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May 12, 2021, 6:19 PM
Keeping calm, praying for peace and waiting for Superman
There is an iconic movie scene when Lois Lane, tumbles out of a building and is caught by Superman. “I’ve got you,” he swoons. Clinging onto her mid-air hero a still terrified Lois replies; “But who’s got you?” That interaction perfectly sums up the way...
Mar 10, 2021, 2:26 PM
Say little, do a lot
A dimly lit London hospital lift on a wintery evening in the late 1980s shudders as it climbs the floors. Inside sits a frail elderly man, my wonderful grandfather, with an orderly behind his wheelchair. My grandfather (known to his grandchildren as Pa) was stylish...
Feb 23, 2021, 5:31 PM
How working on Purim tested the parameters of my observance
20 years ago I was an intern at Cosmopolitan, working as the lowest hanging branch on the features desk at the famous women’s magazine. I got to interview the least glamorous celebs, test beauty products, run errands around Central London for impossibly cool photo shoots...
May 14, 2019, 12:35 PM
How our Nazareth trip united four generations of my family
When my lovely sister-in-law suggested we spend chol hamoed pesach together, I was hoping she’d suggest some luxury holiday destination, but instead she suggested Nazareth. Now, the city of Nazareth evokes different things to different people, but I doubt anyone would think of it as...
Laura Pater is a freelance writer who has been living in Israel since 2003. Her work has been featured in The Jerusalem Post and Cosmopolitan magazine. She is married with four children.