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Thanksgiving in Israel, ceasefire edition.

I just OWNED my Americanness at our local Mister Zol. Usually my Australian huz deals with the turkey ordering and picking up. Blasphemy, I know. I’ve been passive about it because I always felt silly ordering a whole turkey at a chicken counter in Israel. So when I approached the counter, my language evolved from […]

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Tzur Hadassah has a supermarket (deep breaths).

Well, now we’re really in the big time. Sure, they just broke ground for a high school (I think) but today Tzur Hadassah celebrated a special milestone in a small town’s life: our very own supermarket’s grand opening. Including three-shekel hamburgers. We woke up this morning to festive red balloons tied to every other car… […]

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Look who's moving to Tzur Hadassah.

Somewhere deep inside, I knew this day would come. Tzur Hadassah is getting a ‘commercial center’ – which is basically a supermarket and an ATM – on Rechasim street. I am not for this in any way, but I suppose my opinion isn’t worth much since I moved here two years ago and I don’t […]