Welcome to the wartime TMI challenge

Is there a word for the despair one feels at no longer knowing who or what to believe? It gets worse with every conflict: social media. A platform initially designed for sharing college memories and life milestones became a place for arresting my sense of truth. Over the years, I've come to follow more and... Continue Reading →

Fifty-Two Frames: Inanimate.

Two clown princes after my heart. What's a citizen abroad to do? Until I decide how to cast my (let's face it) totally symbolic vote, I'm going to fantasize about all the names I may write in. Week 39: Inanimate In-animate: Me, when posed with this question. Alternatively, the options fail to  animate, move or... Continue Reading →

Can nothing else save Kadima?

Obviously: Faith healer wants top Kadima slot [Times of Israel] Oren Zarif claims he secured Mofaz’s victory for him through supernatural intervention A popular psychokinetic mystic has demanded that the newly installed head of Kadima make him his right hand man, Israel National News reported. In a letter to MK Shaul Mofaz, Oren Zarif insisted that... Continue Reading →

In three years.

In the last three years, give or take, I've gotten married, visited my husband's home country located across the world, moved to the suburbs, got pregnant, completed the coursework for my Masters degree, gave birth to a son, grown three years older, three years wiser and three years happier. What have you done in the... Continue Reading →

Election fever, Israeli-style.

I'm sitting in my office, listening as every single person who leaves for the day calls out in the hallway:  "Happy voting!" "אל תשכח להצביע מחר" "!ללכת לקלפי, להצביע ולהשפיע" "Vote wisely!" At lunch, I walked past a lively discussion on the strategy of voting and throughout the day have been pepper-sprayed with water cooler... Continue Reading →

A day for (small-town) democracy.

It's a day for democracy everywhere, isn't it? I know what you think I mean, but actually I'm talking about the Matte Yehuda Regional Council and Tzur Hadassah local council elections held today.  Who knew that such a little town could make such a big deal out of its leadership? Apparently Tzur Hadassah is the... Continue Reading →

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