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Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Moved by a Dream: 12 Year Later

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I was insistent. No good bye parties. It was not that I didn’t want to go, but there was too much at stake to put me in a partying mood. This was a big move. The year was 2001. My husband and I were taking…
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Building Leaders One Test at a Time

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By: Caryn Meltz    Bagrut time, oy, it’s here again! Any parent who has a child taking the bagrut right now knows the feeling. We may not be in high school, we may not be taking the bagrut, but boy we are definitely on some…
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:00

Math Bagrut: Not Just for Kids

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Today was the math bagrut for high school students all over Israel. Not only were the kids studying hard and talking about it, but the parents were involved too and it was even on the news. Being an olah, I never took the bagrut but…
Sunday, 12 May 2013 00:00

Mother's Day Reflections

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My first grade son lost his two front teeth the other day. He woke me up ecstatic, holding the teeth in the air, a huge grin (with two missing teeth) on his face. I feigned excitement. It wasn’t (only) that it was too early in…
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Keeping it Real

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We sent our daughters off to Poland a few days ago on a trip that is known to be intense, life altering and momentous in a young person's life. Many thoughts run through my mind as I envision the girls standing at Auschwitz in the…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 00:00

Role Reversal

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For a few moments it seemed as if the tables had turned. Here in Israel, we found ourselves on the receiving the end of pleas for help. Hurricane Sandy had hit the tri-state area and the Jewish communities there were suffering. We were being asked…
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