What it’s like to get a mortgage in Israel.

...or anything at all from an Israeli government branch, bank, organization, supermarket, public toilet... I could go on. Doesn't it feel good to know that this level of bureaucracy exists all over the world, and not just here? I do plan to post advice and checklist for navigating the home-buying and mortgage-obtaining process here in Israeli banks and... Continue Reading →

Paging JFK.

Maybe this isn't very nice because once upon a time, I was just starting out, making aliyah, making ends meet, figuring it all out. But at the same time, I don't think I was ever a brat. I'm just tired of hearing about/from people who are debating whether to make aliyah, but the angle they... Continue Reading →

The state of Israel in 5758.

This is the time of year when the State of Israel has a chance to really look deep into the heart of herself and understand what condition she's in. It's the post-Pessach triangle of introspection: yesterday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and next week are Yom HaZicaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day).... Continue Reading →

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