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Apr 19, 2021, 10:37 PM
A Bittersweet Goodbye to Masks
Being able to go outside without a mask for the first time in a year was freeing, yet strangely unsettling. It was that feeling that you've forgotten something but you can't remember what. That feeling where you suddenly wonder...
Nov 19, 2019, 11:59 PM
When You’d Rather Be With Someone Than Not
I had been living in Israel as a single olah for almost five years, putting myself 'out there' and pushing myself out of my comfort zone to socialise and meet new people. I was wondering how long it will...
Nov 22, 2018, 12:31 PM
What I Learned on My First Solo Trip
I recently went away on my first solo trip, just for a week, to Slovenia and Venice. It had been too long since my last vacation, I was set on those two destinations (only a four hour bus ride...
Jun 5, 2017, 9:03 PM
Dear London, From Israel
Terrorism isn’t normal and it shouldn't be considered normal, anywhere in the world. But although in Israel no one here is shocked by Palestinian terror attacks, (horrified and sickened -- never shocked) I found it extremely disturbing and surreal to...
Jan 13, 2017, 1:42 PM
What is it about Israel? The longer I live here, the more I love this country and the more settled I feel – yet the more I see how crazy it is to move here. Of course, I made Aliyah...
Jul 19, 2016, 11:51 PM
29 Ways To Live With Terrorism In Israel
With the increased terror attacks around the globe, the world is starting to realize that maybe Israel has some use after all, other than for kicking when she’s down. Israel can advise on ways to prevent, defend against, and...
May 13, 2016, 6:12 PM
The transition from Yom Hazikaron to Yom Haatzmaut is a shock every year. To be honest, on any given day the different sides of life in Israel can be a shock too. Sometimes things feel so mundane and normal. Other...
Mar 31, 2016, 9:13 PM
Gideon Levy Puts Moderate Palestinians To Shame
Soon after the terror attacks in Brussels, which Israelis evidently could relate to, Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy felt it was important to distinguish between different kinds of terror. While he proclaims ISIS terror as unjustifiable, he says Palestinian terror is...
Mar 14, 2016, 12:57 PM
Fighting BDS With Zionism
Peter Beinart - who supports boycotts of Israeli settlements - wrote in Haaretz about how he was recently invited by JStreet to speak at Vassar College in New York, whose student association just passed a motion supporting a boycott...
Jan 13, 2016, 2:52 PM
It’s now two years since I left London to move to Israel. Occasionally I wonder, in a detached sort of way: am I mad for choosing to live here without my family? For leaving behind my stable life, the...
Mizrachi Jew. Israeli-in-Progress. But I only drink tea with milk.