Young Mother with COVID and Newborn in Critical Condition

Young Mother with COVID and Newborn in Critical Condition

Today on the light rail, on the way home from getting my 1st corona vaccination, I noticed an elderly woman wearing an official badge that read, “I’ve been immunized against Corona.” I imagined the year this woman has had, distanced from her children and grandchildren, shut up at home. And now she’s free to go […]

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Families Under Lockdown

Families Under Lockdown

We are now in the middle of Israel’s 3rd lockdown, which means my kids are home more or less all day, every day. By 9 PM tonight my little kids were yelling at one another again with shrill indignation, and I’d had it. I turned to my oldest, “Hadas, could you pleeease deal with them? […]

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On My Way to Get the Corona Vaccine…

On My Way to Get the Corona Vaccine…

Over 1.5 million Israelis have gotten the Corona vaccine so far, a sixth of the population, #1 in the world. And I’m personally eager to join that growing number, but I’m too young and too healthy (b”H!) to be eligible. So last night I decided to try my luck, and took a bus to the […]

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Why I Couldn’t Go to the Kotel on My Birthday

Why I Couldn’t Go to the Kotel on My Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday, and I have a lot on my heart I want to pray about, so I decided to walk to the Kotel. That’s a long walk, about an hour, but I decided to walk the whole way since Israel’s under lockdown again, and we aren’t allowed to go anywhere that’s more than […]

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I Haven’t Left My House for 11 Days

I Haven’t Left My House for 11 Days

3 weeks ago Mom died, and 11 days ago I came back home to Israel. That means I’m quarantined, not allowed to leave my home for at least one more day, depending on whether the corona test I did today comes out negative. It is no fun losing your mom, and it’s no fun either […]

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Election Tension and Rain Boots

Election Tension and Rain Boots

At 7:10 this morning, feeling around the jacket hooks for an umbrella, I realized that, shoot, instead of getting to the things I’d hoped to get to today, I needed to get out all our winter stuff ASAP. And then…I had one of those moments. You know what I mean, when you wake up and […]

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