Tag Archives: Israel

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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The Middle: Speak Slowly, And No Sudden Moves

Jet lag, or re-entry, after a long trip is a bitch. Despite the fact that I had the most amazing time in Israel, by the time I got to North America yesterday— as in Toronto, Canada, and just shy of … Continue reading

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Three Pair of Pants, One Long Skirt (for Shabbat)… Israel, Here I Come!

Today I leave on a 10 day adventure to visit my girl, Principessa. She’s been in Israel since early September, but she’s spent nearly two years there in the past three years. It’s where she wants to live. Live. While … Continue reading

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The Middle: The End of the World Bums Me Out

I’m trying not to let anxiety take over, what with only a few hours left to life on Earth… as I’ve known it. I am hoping that new theories are correct, and the Mayan predictions actually spoke to a cosmic … Continue reading

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The Middle: Gratzi, Tak, Xie-xie, Mercí, Gracias, Dunca Shein, Thank You!

Like so may people, it is easy to get swept up in the little things that annoy me, or make me roll my eyes back into my head: the wet weather, keeping up with meals and household chores, dogs that … Continue reading

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Step Away From the Fritos™

Holy bags of greasy, sweet, fried, crunchy, salty, gassy, fattening, foods Batman! I am out of control and I’m not sure what the cure is. Self control? Nada. Exercise? Limited. Awareness? Enough to know I’m in trouble here. This is … Continue reading

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Sirens in Israel, Make Me Grind My Teeth.

Let me be very clear at the outset of this post: I refuse to get into the politics of this situation. This is a tale from the Mother land, not a story of sides. It’s hard to discuss Israel and … Continue reading

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Nursing My Broken Heart…

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know I’m unstable. You would have predicted this post, and you can now gloat. It was inevitable. I am supposed to be shopping: enjoying a solo day in the city, time to … Continue reading

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The Middle… The U.N. Full Assembly

For new readers:  This year we took in two foreign exchange students, known here as China (16, boy) and Denmark (16, girl), making our home the U.N. for ten months.  Our youngest son, Little Man (15), represents the U.S.  Our … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving at the U.N.

Note to new readers:  Our family has taken in two (yes, we are that crazy) exchange students for the entire school year. There was no preparation and it has been an adventure from day one (read the first post). China is … Continue reading

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