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Small town feeding a small army, or: calling all Israeli mothers of Tzur Hadassah

Welcome to some good ole fashion small town love. Tzur Hadassah’s natural surroundings are a bit of a training ground for Tzahal ground troops. Every so often we’ll spot them midnight marching down our dead end street through the nature preserve, on their way to spend the night doing – whatever it is; the end […]

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Snow in Tzur Hadassah: Who said this isn’t Switzerland? [PHOTOS]

There’s this inside joke here… sometime a couple years ago they started hanging hopeful signs around garbage points in Tzur Hadassah: If no one made it dirty, this could be like Switzerland.  After four days of heavy snow, warm clothes, sledding, and beautiful views… Well, I’d have to say we came pretty freakin close for […]

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Tzur Hadassah under snow part 2: OMG ISRAEL SNOWPOCALYPSE 2013 edition

TWO memorable snowstorms in one year? Welcome to the Jerusalem Hills! It started on Thursday morning at around 7am… All eyes on Neve Daniel… When news arrives from Gush Etzion that snow has arrived, we know it’s only a matter of time. So no gan Thursday and it was quickly canceled in advance for Friday. […]

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Kid-friendly volunteer opp in Jerusalem: Pantry Packers

With a friend’s awesome initiative, a rag-tag group of Tzur Hadassah Anglos got together and made rice, not war. Yesterday a bunch of us young families got organized and volunteered as a group with Pantry Packers in Jerusalem (a food distribution project run by Colel Chabad). The highlight was to give our children a kid-friendly volunteer experience […]

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Fifty-Two Frames: Cityscape

I don’t have a lot of access to cities. Shocking, I know. And even though last week I found myself in four different municipalities, I couldn’t get my act together to get a good cityscape. So Tzur Hadassah’s other half, Har Kitron, will have to do. Week 42: Cityscape A drop of civilization hidden in […]

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Fifty-Two Frames: Shoot from the Hip

Living in a small town doesn’t afford me a lot of interesting, different, fun street photography opportunities, but we do have plenty of running here. Lots of running. Week 36: Shoot from the Hip You got it.

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Try Tzur Hadassah for yourself: live band, standup comedy, good food & us locals

Throughout the year, I get more than a few people emailing me: So what’s Tzur Hadassah like? Is it an evil settlement? Are there schools there? Wait, so is the mikvah controversy not over? Is it true Tzur Hadassah will become a part of Beitar Illit in 5 years? Is that empty store slated to be […]

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Yeah, it’s a plane.

Universe, if you know how liable I am to get distracted, why would you send low-flying planes buzzing past my window, across the street from my house… for two hours?! First, I was all, go go go WARPLANE! Then I was all, go go go FIREPLANE! Finally, I concluded, it’s really probably just go go […]

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Tzur Hadassah update: New pool, new bus, new neighborhood, new park, and… Swiper.

It’s been a while! Plenty to update on Tzur Hadassah. In no particular order, except for saving the weirdest for last… five bits of small town news: 1. THE Tzur Hadassah Pool You’re not a true Tzur Hadassian if you’re not already putting on your floaties in impatient anticipation for the new pool, possibly making […]