New York, New York…

New York, I love you. New York, I hate you. New York, you're absolutely brilliantly fucking gorgeous. Your soul is as pure as antibacterial hand soap. You lure me in to my self-doubting ambivalence, time and time again. New York, New York. Fuggedaboutit.

We’ll always have Jew York…

A new study's findings on the Jewish demographic(s) in New York City is challenging some long-held assumptions/notions regarding... Jews in New York. Specifically: "The study... challenges the entrenched image of Jews as liberal, affluent and well educated. Over the last decade wealthy, Ivy League graduates like those on the Upper West Side have increasingly lost population share... Continue Reading →

Leaving New York City.

I returned on Tuesday from a trip to New York. It was a family visit with some work mixed in, and it came at a time when I was starting to feel a bit... hungry for New York. Not homesick, per say, but just in the mood. I don't know if it happens to all... Continue Reading →

Who needs aliyah?

Why bother making aliyah from New York City? In the span of four days, I've managed to: pass the Holon Grocery, find a metapelet originating from Ein Karem, drive behind a טוב טעם truck. What's next? Also, I suppose it's logical that my son's first exposure to fast food was today in his American daycare... Continue Reading →

Drama of a dual citizen.

A key element of being a dual citizen is the dual drama. I always get homesick with these bouts of New York City drama: Investigators believe all passengers and crew, more than 150 people, survive a plane crashing into New York's Hudson River. I prefer NYC drama to the Israel brand these days... Report: Israel,... Continue Reading →

The twisted mind of an expat.

I'm in New York City for the next three weeks. On one stretch,  between my office on 35th to the bus on 42nd, I hear not one - not two - but three Hebrew conversations. I get on the bus, there's a six pack of hard lemonade in my seat; former passenger leftovers. I drop... Continue Reading →

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