It’s too sad.

It's been unexpectedly bizarre dealing with my feelings about the horrific slaughter of 11 worshipping Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue this past Shabbat. So many aspects to this are too soul crushing - ...it was a brit mila ceremony... ...it was a house of worship... ...it was way closer to home... ...it was... Continue Reading →

We cast our lot.

When people ask me why I came here, my answer is that no matter what I believe religiously I'll always accept the fact that by being born into what I was born I have no choice but to cast my lot with the rest of my people. So even now, as there is this man... Continue Reading →

איך העולם הפך להיות מקום הרבה יותר נחמד

הספר שהילדים הביאו אליי לקרא הערב; אף פעם לא ראיתי אותו בבית שלנו… אין לי מושג מאיפה זה הגיע לכאן… אבל הערב, קראתי אותו. היה דבר נחמד איך העולם הפך להיות מקום הרבה יותר נחמד ג’וסלין מויזס פעם אחת, לפני הרבה זמן, היה עולם מלא בדברים לא נחמדים ואז פתאום משום מקום הגיע דבר מאוד... Continue Reading →

Am I supposed to be here?

It's been 15 years since I came out to my family that I'd be moving to Israel after university finished. It was two years before the 'disengagement', it was during the second intifada, a couple years after Nefesh b'Nefesh started. I was searching for a lot of things, but I knew this much was true... Continue Reading →

Still life with stilts.

It wasn't just fun because you were a wobbly Bambi child while trying to walk on stilts, grasping me for dear life... clinging to me while we both laughed so hard from our bellies... cracking up as you're falling forward right into my arms, hugging me tight, maybe longer and tighter than you needed to...... Continue Reading →

The Prime Minister makes a PowerPoint

It's night three of my daughter's cough and it's gotten much better. I'm sitting uncomfortably on the Hello Kitty stool next to the crib, with my forefinger making lines in her palm, my phone on 'play' in the other hand, and in my left ear, an earbud is loosely holding on. The prime minister is... Continue Reading →

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