Tag Archives: Israel

Dear Dorian…

Dorian Murray is an 8 year-old Rhode Island boy who has been fighting Rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric cancer, for four years. Last month he was told that treatment was no longer possible. Before he dies, Dorian wants to be famous. Lots of … Continue reading

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(A Long and Slightly Rambling Post That Serves As:) The Best Apology Ever

In the past several weeks, have I: Written something?    Um, nope. Read something?      Nope. Maybe a few sentences before I fall into a coma each night. Take a shower– other than the kind you take just to cool … Continue reading

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Jerusalem… It’s Hard.

Israel is a hard place. As I fly over Turkey, Bucharest, Czech Republic, Germany, etc, (each hour a reminder that just getting there is hard– that my girl lives very far away) that is what runs through my head, over and over: Israel … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack- Let’s Talk Truth.

Warning: graphic image included in this post.  Today, as I do every Tuesday, I was sitting with a man who is dying. Each week I volunteer at Hospice House, and I have had the honor (and it is truly, the greatest … Continue reading

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“We Need Your Help!”… An Interview With My Daughter

My daughter, Principessa (*not her real name), has been living in Israel for the better part of the past three years; in September of the this year she made it official and got her citizenship. Some of you have read … Continue reading

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When The U.N. Dissolves… So Do I

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students for the 2011-2012 school year. Denmark was a 17 yr old girl. China was a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our son (Little Man) and was 15 yrs old … 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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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, bullying, Daily Observations, Education, Honest observations on many things, Israel, Jewish, Judaism, Life, Mothers, Musings, News, Tales From the Motherland, Teens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments