We decided to spend the year in Israel. Kayla came home from Ramah in the Rockies last summer begging to have her bat mitzvah at age 12 and frustrated that she didn’t know Hebrew. That began our process of examining what it would mean for us to spend a year in Israel. We could go… Read more
Tomorrow is my mom’s 70th birthday (and happy birthday today, to my sister!). My mom is celebrating in the sunny California desert while I am here in cold, rainy Northern Israel. As I was walking to the bakery this morning to buy challah for Shabbat, I started thinking about an essay I wrote in elementary… Read more
It has been raining a lot here lately. In fact, the rains have broken the record for the most rain in 50 years in northern Israel. Seven people have died in weather related accidents so far this winter. The local infrastructure is not built to withstand this much rain; there are potholes, floods, power outages,… Read more
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