I don't like getting political because I've been there and it's an energy-sucking lifestyle. But a few events are coming together that make me have to say this. The Itamar murders were the utmost in terror and hate crime. Killing defenseless people - children - in their sleep is the utmost in cowardly and not... Continue Reading →
My head is not in Purim this year. I suppose I have a decent excuse, right? So today was the Purim party at Koala's gan. For a week I've been reminded to send him in dressed up. He's a bit of a particular kid, so I wanted to keep it simple. And who are we... Continue Reading →
This is a response to an ongoing conversation I've been having/seeing on Facebook, reacting to the sharing of images of the bodies of the Itamar terror-murder victims, including the three children who were stabbed to death (note: neither of those links contain the images). The issue has been that folks are posting the images of... Continue Reading →
There's a lot to take in this motzei Shabbat... Catching up on the reality in Japan after Friday's earthquake and tsunami disaster, and then reading about the horrific murders of two sleeping parents, two sleeping children and a sleeping newborn here, a few dozen kilometers from home, on Friday night. Natural disasters make me feel... Continue Reading →
Some said the supermarket would be their financial downfall. Others said the candy shop would be their caloric downfall. Well, my downfall is coming and it's a mix of both. I mean, what suburban, family, bedroom community would not have a pizza shop? UPDATE: It's open (post-Pesach)! Haven't tried it yet. But if you want... Continue Reading →
On an unplanned visit to Hadassah Ein Kerem's labor ward, I was reminded of the significance of today, International Women's Day for laborin' women everywhere. They were very adamant I got one of these. And so I share: Note: I did no laboring myself. Thank god.
After six years of aliyah and three years with a car, I got my very first parking ticket in Israel... Not too bad.
Life is moving forward and this spring is meant to bring with it some new developments... apartment ownership and new baby to name, really, the big ones. Hints of what's to come...