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Dec 19, 2013, 2:02 PM
Who needs a pool when you’ve got a full fridge?
I don’t mean to sound corny, really I don’t. It’s just that I’m thankful. In America I was thankful as well. I appreciated my large, comfortable house and my close friends, many of whom were also my neighbors. I was...
Oct 29, 2013, 10:43 AM
Unearthing the treasure that is Beit Shemesh
The campaigning and elections in Bet Shemesh were exciting, but not nearly as exciting as the aftermath. Exciting with a capital S-A-D. But with a treasure chest full of potential. Democracy is a beautiful thing, but only when laws are...
Oct 13, 2013, 1:40 PM
Lapid vs. Pew on Aliyah and Jewish Continuity
Well, it looks like Yair Lapid has done it again. It's as if he WANTS to anger the Jews who have committed themselves to Zionistic ideals, and were willing to give up plenty of comfort to do so. Last Monday, Lapid...
Oct 4, 2013, 3:02 PM
Bet Shemesh Elections: Mehadrin Style
Homogeneity can be a wonderful thing. Or not. When like attracts like, it can begin the unification of the parts of your soul, be it romantic or purely friendly. But in entire communities, efforts toward sameness can bring discord....
Sep 22, 2013, 3:58 AM
The Mournful Dirge of Incongruity
Tonight at the conclusion of Shabbat, I joined the mad techno-rush that ensues each week. The return to our regularly scheduled week signals our return to technology, and the invitation to news of our world, be it good or...
Sep 18, 2013, 12:06 AM
Now that the solemnity of Yom Kippur has passed through our community, excitement is bursting in the town center. Sparkling decorations and holiday paraphernalia fill tables lining the street, vendors are besieged. Never does one see so many booths...
Miri Gantshar is a mother, psychologist and freelance writer who immigrated to Israel from New York in 2007. She is currently writing a book on her experiences in Israel.