A Book review…a rather academic one. Elie Wiesel’s Night is among the first books that I have read from Jewish literature. And it is the first book that I read about the Holocaust written as a personal narrative. While the lack of previous reading is certainly a limitation when it comes to the […]
Originally published on The Times of Israel I was thinking which pants to put on: the dark leather one or that black one that isn’t so tight on my body. I went with the second one. It was a chilly Spring evening as I walked through Central Park, up until 68th Street. Turned left, walked a few more […]
Zionism = Nacism. And no, I didn’t say this. But since when did feminism, nationalism and Zionism turn into curse words?
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The first time I visited Israel we went to a Shabbat dinner to the brother of Mr. D. Let’s call the brother Mr. N. Mr. N. and his family live nearby Jerusalem and are an observant Jewish family. I’m not sure they know, but I was really nervous before the dinner. It was my first […]
Just before my first class at the Grad school, I bought the book Judaism For Dummies. As dumb as it sounds, it’s actually genius. And while I avoid reading it on the metro during my tiresome commuting minutes, I am reading it everywhere else. Yes, including the bathroom. (And here I need to mention in brackets […]
Originally published in the Times of Israel on 9/6/2016 I haven’t seen my grandfather in the last five years. But it wasn’t his fault. And it wasn’t my fault either. It was life and all its complexities around it. I moved away from Hungary for the second time. After a Russian boy, I partnered up with […]
Originally publish in the Times of Israel on 4/15/2016 I’m scrambling eggs on Shlomo Artzi. I am cutting tomato on Rita. I am rinsing the pasta on Avram Tal. Galgalatz is on full volume. (Even if sometimes I wonder who my neighbors are. Not really because of the volume. But because I am listening to Hebrew […]