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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Mrs. Barashi’s Pots

Mrs. Barashi’s Pots

When we moved into our new home 5 years ago, we shared a wall with the Barashis, an elderly Kurdish couple who lived in the house next to our own. Unfortunately, the wife passed away soon after we moved in and the husband died a year ago. For the past year, the house has lain […]

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My 1st Taste of Torah

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Sorra Landau: Midwife and Chevra Kadisha Member

Sorra Landau: Midwife and Chevra Kadisha Member

Today I realized that the 1 month anniversary of Mom’s death falls on Yoni’s 6th birthday, the 18th of Kislev. Which reminded me of an unexpected call I received this week from Sorra Landau, a midwife I’ve known for over 20 years. Sorra called in response to my recent posts about Mom’s passing in order […]

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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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The Book on Mom’s Bedside Table when She Died

The Book on Mom’s Bedside Table when She Died

My mom’s sweetest childhood memories and her dearest lifelong friends came from her Zionist youth group–HaNoar HaTsioni. But by the time I was growing up, that wasn’t a side I saw so much of mom. I don’t remember Israel being a topic of conversation or much interest. But when I made aliya, all of a […]

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