Category Archives: Israel

The U.N. Expands, and Fractures My Heart… Again.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students from August 2011 until June 2012. Denmark is a 17 yr (now 18) old girl. China is a 16 yr (now 17) old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr … Continue reading

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The Proof Is Not Always In the Pudding….

I had a great conversation this week with some sharp and articulate moms. It was not the first time I’d had this particular conversation, and not the first time I’d seen other parents raise their eyebrows and look doubtful, as … Continue reading

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This Mother’s Heart Stretches and Grows…

In the past two months, the fact that two of my three kids have flown the coop has really been settling on me. It’s happened in ripples, and kicks, and sputters and tsunami waves of emotion and adjustment, over the … Continue reading

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For Love, Part 2. Deep Places in the Land of Israel.

Warning: this is a long one folks. It’s the weekend and my trip to Israel rocked me, in countless ways. So enjoy a coffee, and sit back to experience a magical place, through my scope. The landscape in Israel is … Continue reading

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For Love.

The jet lag continues, a week after my return.  I’m still having a hard time staying up past 7pm, and I’m waking at 4-5 AM; ouch! Add a bad cold to the mix, and it has not been a smooth … Continue reading

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Hummus or Hamas, They’re Not the Same Thing

  For the record, humus and Hamas are not the same thing. That may seem obvious: one is a yummy chickpea-tahini spread, that is on or served with practically everything in Israel, and the other is an Islamic fundamentalist group … Continue reading

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