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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…
Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00

Advocating for Israel

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Often, I find myself sitting in Israel reading the paper or listening to the news, wishing there was something I could do to help improve Israel's image abroad. The reality is that while I'm living my regular busy life in Israel there really isn't much…
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:00

Small Country Big Problems

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So close, yet so far. This is how I was feeling about our conflict with Iran. Not only does the country Iran seem far (although a map shows a shockingly different perspective) but the concern and discussion seemed so far too. In the United States,…
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