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Nov 29, 2019, 4:13 AM
Love me some Amazon?
Ah, but when I go into a vintage clothing store or a local spice dealer, I reclaim the incalculable and priceless value of the social interaction
Nov 18, 2019, 1:12 PM
Without our moral compass we are lost
"If our beliefs have any value at all, they have to lead somewhere that has to cost us something, or else we're left to question their value" - Martin Sheen Once, it was self-evident that the leaders of Israel were...
Nov 11, 2019, 1:38 PM
Smoke in the air, everywhere
I dreamt last night that while out on a run I turned a corner and spotted a massive fire not far off from where I was standing. It was hot and dry and windy. The fire fighters quickly controlled...
Nov 10, 2019, 10:33 AM
Tonight, for the first time, my husband and I made a long, dark drive to a cemetery. We remarked how amazing it was that in nearly ten years we have not yet attended a funeral. We've paid shiva visits...
Sep 16, 2019, 10:35 AM
Go Big, Go Green, Go Vote
September 17, 2019, is our special version of Groundhog Day here in Israel. Let's hope that after one repeat cycle we wake ourselves up properly. Since announcing these new elections, I've been feeling a bit upside down, and inside out...
Sep 3, 2019, 1:59 PM
Planting today, planning for tomorrow
I am constantly thinking about trees -- we simply don't have enough. And in Israel, those that we have are young and lack diversity of species. I grew up in the arboreal paradise of the Pacific Northwest and had the...
Aug 8, 2019, 2:22 PM
Driving ourselves to environmental disaster
When everyone has a self-driving car, the roads will be much safer, but whatever will we do with all our current vehicles?
Jul 19, 2019, 4:04 PM
Parashat Pinchas — Full Rights, No Caveats
I was asked a few weeks ago to prepare a dvar Torah (short commentary) on the parasha (weekly Torah portion) for this week. After a quick review of parasha Pinchas (Numbers 25:10 - 30:1), as an ardent feminist I...
Jul 4, 2019, 6:54 PM
My imaginary friend is a real person
I made a friend recently. An imaginary friend. An imaginary friend about whom I cannot share identity or gender, nation or nationality, profession or interests that might reveal my friend's identity. We met in a an unknown place doing...
Apr 29, 2019, 12:17 AM
Can Blue and White See Its Red Problem?
As we emerged from disbelief and began to accept the new reality of Trump ascending to the US presidency in November 2016, we began to see more clearly the division between the blue and the red in the US....
Rachel Gould made aliyah in 2010 to Haifa and now lives in Yokneam. She is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy at TAU focusing on environmental and population policies. She was a candidate for city council in Yokneam on the Mekomi list in 2018.