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 […]
Happy Birthday, Israel 1. Because visiting Israel for the first time changed my life 2. Because no matter where you live you can be at the beach in an hour 3. Because if you need a 2nd mother, you will always find a good Jewish ima 4. Because the fear of being a “freier” makes […]
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 […]
I was just on my way home from a lawyer visit about how to move to Israel as a Christian when I saw an event: The Secret Ingredient Workshop – How to feel local and create the life you want in Israel organized by Citizen Cafe TLV. They say when you’re in line with your […]
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 […]