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May 1, 2016, 11:37 AM
Nobody taught me how to say Yizkor
Her father would have explained the mechanics of the holiday memorial prayer, but he's the one she was mourning
Mar 15, 2015, 3:42 PM
In Which I Wax Sentimental About the Marathon
Two days a year, Jerusalem kids are free to run around in the streets without fear of cars: Yom Kippur and the day of the Jerusalem Marathon. The full extent of my letting my kids run around in the streets...
Dec 16, 2014, 1:17 PM
The nightlight of our people
Chanuka is my favorite Jewish holiday. Well, okay, maybe not number-one favorite, but it's up there. Probably in the top five. Without a doubt, top ten. What I find nice about Chanuka is how the way that it's celebrated by both...
Feb 20, 2014, 9:54 AM
This is how it feels to be the subject of a hateful blog post
Introduction: This is not based on any one incident that happened to me. While I have discovered unflattering things written about me online in the past, I'm certainly not the only one, and I've read many more posts written...
Feb 6, 2014, 7:26 PM
On playing chicken, speaking Hebrew, and emergency haircuts
What is an Anglo in Jerusalem to do when encountering another English speaker
Dec 25, 2013, 5:00 PM
Five years later
I didn't tell my father I loved him the last time I spoke to him. This has never haunted me. My father lived for forty-eight years, six months, and twelve days. He is not his last words, and our relationship...
Dec 9, 2013, 7:07 PM
Dear Tipat Chalav…
. "את לא מלמדת אותו שחתול עושה מיאו?!" Translation: You don't teach him that cats say meow?! That's the doctor at Tipat Chalav, the well-baby clinic where they administer vaccines and track our children's developmental progress. She's not worried that my son...
Nov 14, 2013, 12:57 PM
This Is What Happens When You Try to Transplant an American Holiday
I don't really celebrate Thanksgiving in Israel. I don't object to it, I just don't do it. I mean, I like the food and all, but Thanksgiving for me was always basically an excuse to drink egg nog (for...
Nov 5, 2013, 8:51 AM
Apparently, you CAN handle the truth.
According to fellow blogger Deena Levenstein, a top reason why people who want to be married are still single is that they avoid confrontation. ...confrontation is part of opening up and opening up is part of truly connecting to a...
Oct 29, 2013, 4:54 PM
Orange is the New White
So there's this new Tzohar bill that came through yesterday (or today, or something. I'm a blogger, Jim, not a journalist). Here's the link to the TOI article. The gist is, let's say you live in and are getting married...
Tzippy grew up in the vicinity of Teaneck, "Ir HaKodesh." She made aliyah because there just wasn't enough kosher pizza.