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 →

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 →

State of the obvious.

Aftermath video of today's strikes on Hass: 'I want to go to my mother. The warplane has attacked us. I don't want to go to school anymore.' pic.twitter.com/WDKT8sUkIv — Sakir Khader (@sakirkhader) October 26, 2016 So there's feature on twitter where it autoplays videos in your feed on mute. I was scrolling through to pass... Continue Reading →

A day in the life

7:50 Find out about the breaking news from a friend on Whatsapp 8:05 Make sure to give huz and kid #3 a solid goodbye 8:10 Have sinking feeling about letting your kids go for the day 9:45 Pick up kid #2 for speech therapy, feel excited because it's bonus kid time 10:45 Drop kid #2 off at gan... Continue Reading →

On sheep in wartime

While driving back from Beit Shemesh, where I dropped off Tzur Hadassah's contribution to the collection of toys and food for kids and soldiers stuck in shelters and bases in the south... I saw this scene and it took my breath away. The sound of hundreds of hooves crunching against the grass; watching hundreds of sheep... Continue Reading →

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