Stop playing with my heart.

Amidst my packing the apartment, my husband calls to me: "Looks like you got too sad too early." Lecturers' strike ends "The Coordinating Council of the Faculty Associations and the Treasury have come to an agreement ending the 89-day strike which has threatened the academic school year. After marathonic overnight negotiations, the parties have agreed... Continue Reading →

Bar Ilan University has shut its doors…

...and it's libraries, laboratories and offices. I just got a notice; if you're a student it might interest you: בשל שביתת המרצים הבכירים הופסקה באופן מעשי פעילות ההוראה של הסגל הבכיר באוניברסיטאות זה כ- 87 יום לאור העובדה שהצדדים למו”מ אינם מצליחים לגשר על הפערים, הגיע ועד ראשי האוניברסיטאות למסקנה האוניברסיטאות אינן מוכנות לקבל מהסגל... Continue Reading →

Danger ahead: Israelis with car.

On Thursday, we gained control of one of the most dangerous Israeli weapons in the rather wide arsenal. No, we don't have shwarma breath... We got a car. Or, at least, we're babysitting one for a coworker for the next month until we begin leasing one of our very own from my company. Either way,... Continue Reading →

Sephardi synanogues of Katamonim.

Something I'm going to miss about my little Jerusalem hometown of Katamonim are the amazing Sephardi beitay knesset that pepper the streets: Most of the residents in this neighborhood are some strain of Mizrachi, mainly Kurdish, Bucharian, Moroccan or Yemenite. The synagogues carpeted and fluorescently lit, reflect that. I feel 100% comfortable attending services at... Continue Reading →

City feature: Tzur Hadassah

Finally, I have some photos to share of Tzur Hadassah, the yishuv we are leaving Jerusalem for at the beginning of February. The small town is southwest of Jerusalem, settled in the quiet hills. It's close to Beitar Illit and Hussan but is within the Green Line. It's home to about 1,000 families, or 5,000... Continue Reading →

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