And now, a little bit about Gsus…

Since I'm already on the topic of religion and conversion, and since Israel is a ridiculous place even without all that, here is an image courtesy of Tel Aviv's Ibn Givrol that you can feel free to nail into your head... Does the crown of thorns come in extra small? Gsus Sindustries. Based in Amsterdam.... Continue Reading →

A covenant, a conversion, a first.

For me, there aren't daily Israeli-firsts anymore; it's more like periods of firsts washing up on the shore. I pick them up and hold them to my ear and listen to the waves of meaning they try to offer. At least, some of the time. I participated as a support/witness for a friend undergoing conversion... Continue Reading →

The New York questions.

When Israeliborns ask where I'm from 'b'makor' there are usually a few follow up questions that I get after I answer I'm from New York. Por example: Ahhh, so you lived/you have been to Brooklyn?! Are there a lot of Arabs there? Have you been to Harlem? Is it really scary? I wonder if you... Continue Reading →

A little late, but a lizrael update.

Haven't done this in a while, but here goes. Aliyah At this point, I've been living in Israel for three and a half years. Seems like so much longer... I can now count 'old friends' I had when I first came, I have a lengthy list of apartments I've lived/crashed in, I've been married for... Continue Reading →

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