The Infuriating Palestinian Sitting Next to Me

The Infuriating Palestinian Sitting Next to Me

On the way to the prayer gathering at the Western Wall last week, I decided to take the light rail. Problem was tons of other people had the same brilliant idea as me, so the light rail was so packed I almost couldn’t make it on. But then some teenage girls made room for me, [...]

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My 2 AM Emergency (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

My 2 AM Emergency (13-Minute Mommy Peptalk)

The night my husband was away, and I had to deal with a household disaster all on my own.

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9 Photos of IDF Soldiers You Will Never Ever Seen in the Media

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Every Single Person Needs to Hear This Woman Speak (9-Minute Video)

Every Single Person Needs to Hear This Woman Speak (9-Minute Video)

What it’s like living on the Gaza border.

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Who is Responsible for the Suffering in Gaza? (4-Minute Important Video)

Who is Responsible for the Suffering in Gaza? (4-Minute Important Video) Read More

20,000 Attend Funeral to Salute Lone IDF Soldier from Texas

20,000 Attend Funeral to Salute Lone IDF Soldier from Texas

I spent last week at the isolated Canadian cottage of my husband’s family. No internet. No Email. Almost no phone access. Just days spent watching the cotton-ball clouds drifting by, the sparkling of the sun on the lake’s surface, the serene loon as it floated along the shore. And yesterday I came home to Israel– [...]

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A Woman of Valour I Have Found

A Woman of Valour I Have Found

Back home in Israel, I’m used to waving goodbye to my school-age kids at my front door in the morning and and not seeing them again until they arrive at my front door that afternoon. But here in Baltimore, where I’m visiting my parents for 2 weeks, that usually isn’t possible. The Jewish schools, in [...]

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When Sirens Go Off at Your Wedding

When Sirens Go Off at Your Wedding

Mazal tov to Tamir and Hadas Adar who got married last night on their kibbutz, Nir Oz, less than a kilometer from the Gaza border. The bride had to lie down on the ground during the photos when a siren went off, But despite the natural tension in the air, there was also feeling of [...]

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My July 4th Surprise

My July 4th Surprise

As we set off for the neighborhood July 4th Parade, my kids were fighting non-stop. After a block of bickering, I started getting worried. “Look, chamudim, we are going to a place where we will be the only religious Jews, and this will the first time that many of these people have ever even seen [...]

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Aliya Under Fire

Aliya Under Fire

Yesterday, 64 new immigrants ranging between the ages of 8 months and 91-years-old arrived at Ben Gurion airport with Nefesh b’Nefesh. Among them was 26-year-old Becky Kopchin of Chicago who is moving to Beersheva, a frequent target of Hamas’ missile attacks. Becky explained, “Even though the security situation in Israel is dangerous right now, and [...]

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