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Are We Really One Tribe?

As the annual season of Jewish reflection arrives with Rosh Hashanah tonight at sundown, in thinking about the past year I keep on returning to the divide between American and Israeli Jews. 1,645 more words


The Mediterranean is my mikvah

Today, I really started feeling Rosh Hashanah.  I did some reflecting on the holiday and decided I wanted to adapt a Jewish tradition I learned about in the States.  598 more words


My First Israeli Rosh Hashanah

Yesterday, I walked by a Breslover Hasid on the street doing his typical goofy (and cute) stuff to make people smile.  After I bought a sticker, he wished me “shanah tovah” – a happy new year.  960 more words


Arab by association

Today, I went to a settlement.  Ariel is a beautiful city of 20,000 a little over an hour by bus from Tel Aviv.  It’s located beyond the… 1,377 more words


Making Aliyah to escape abuse

When I made aliyah, I did so for many reasons including Zionism, anti-Semitism, finding a Jewish partner, the beach, the weather, and to travel.  You can learn more about my decision… 593 more words


Remember the Laborers

Today, September 4, 2017 is Labor Day in the US. This day is most often celebrated with BBQ, last days of summer, picnics and swimming pools, playing on the beach.   435 more words

How an Arab saved my Shabbat

Shabbat shalom!  I don’t typically blog on Shabbat.  I usually go to shul, have a meal, and chill with friends.  But tonight, I had a very unique night. 862 more words