It has been very pleasant, weather-wise, here in Israel for the past few weeks. We have been able to go outside during the day without a jacket, for the most part. In the evening, the winds pick up and it can get chilly. But I have been getting away with no socks and lightweight shoes. … More the mosquito bite; recognizing the danger of
In particular. Or at least to start. Or is it complacent insanity? One, the world and its blind eye to the Middle East’s increasing violence. Frog in the pot, anyone? Yes, a myth. So, yes, just like that a frog will not stay in a pot that is continually getting hotter, the refugees will leave places that … More insane complacency on two fronts
Two experiences that would have been greatly enhanced by photos. Not taken over by them. Or perhaps not. The last two days were the last two days of our Jewish cycle of holidays. It’s been a very full three weeks. How many challah loaves were baked and consumed, how many times did prep knives go … More what i missed without my camera
The Dallas Morning News 3 hours ago – Google+ Tuesday’s forecast: There’s a strong chance that your beautiful day, sunny with a high of 72, will be blasted with coverage of the massive snow storm in Northeast. If the relentless on-the-scene updates from battered TV reporters is too much for you, we recommend you shelter in place, … More historic or hysteric
Keeping quiet counsel. Keeping people’s business private. I do think I’ve written about this before, but I can’t find it now, so bear with me if this sounds familiar. It definitely feels Groundhoggy to me. There is a limit of what we can share with people, to the point that my kids think that I … More silence is golden, but don’t take it with any gold salts
From Dov Lipman’s Facebook Timeline: Today is “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day.” I call on every woman who has experienced any type of violence to file a complaint. It is difficult to file a complaint, at times more difficult than the violence itself, but you have to do it. I will … More open hand, open mind?
self? This seems to be the mode we’re in now. Defending ourselves. Here I am as a Modern Orthodox Zionist woman, having to send out notices about our mikveh’s policy because of a power-hungry man who thought himself above G-d’s laws. And here is an article about defensible borders for Israel. All the garbage about … More defensible borders, or when did you stop beating your
oh joy The season you were born in can affect your mood NEHA KARL TUESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2014 Researchers have found that your mood and personality may be influenced by something out of your control – your birthday. A team of scientists from Semmelweis University in Hungary have found that when someone is born can … More is it the opposite in australia?
We’ve been getting together with a lot of old friends now that we’ve relocated back to the center of Israel. And I didn’t realize how much of the talk that we do centers on the war. And how exhausting it is. And I realize that while the war was going on, we were hunkering down, … More holding my breath