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lizrael update tzur hadassah

lizrael update: just things.

This may be my longest stretch of not writing here. For the sake of breaking that streak, just some quickies. Give me a month to collect some thoughts and come back. Town life If I’ve changed over the last ten years, it’s not at the same pace or degree as my ‘village’ from what seems […]

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koala update

Best 6th birthday party idea ever: Go take a hike!

We brought you superhero explorers… we brought you dinosaur adventures… this year, it was a birthday party on a hike. And this was by far the easiest and best and most all-around enjoyable birthday party that we’ve done so far. We are fortunate to live within a nature area, and in our town itself, right […]

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politika religiousness tzur hadassah

Local Holocaust remembrance in 2015 and beyond

Since becoming a mom, everything has gotten harder to swallow. I don’t read the news as much. Especially local evening news from New York. I can’t stomach certain facts of life. And I’ve distanced myself from my cultural ties with Holocaust education and remembrance. Which is getting easier to do – less voices, more distance […]

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52Frames tzur hadassah

Fifty-Two Frames: Greetings From…

Week 5: Greetings From… Country Town Greetings from Tzur Hadassah, Israel. We’re a country town going through some major changes. Learn more about it.

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tzur hadassah

Tzur Hadassah update: small town, big plans, lots of drama

This ain’t your mama’s yishuv…

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conflict management/negotiation religiousness tzur hadassah

So that controversial Tzur Hadassah mikvah grand opening happened.

So many mixed feelings. We moved here knowing there was no working mikva, and it may or may not get fixed one day. I’d say the same of most of the people who will end up using the now open-to-public-but-still-waiting-on-a-few-details Tzur Hadassah mikva. And it’s a pretty diverse but reasonable bunch – I’m guessing mostly […]

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street art & photography tzur hadassah

Fifty-Two Frames: Books

Recently, our town added a completely cute new feature to our bus stops: book shelves!   I started to read random books to my kids while killing time after gan. What a lovely example. Week 21: Books “A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.” […]

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: In the beginning

I’m not one for cheesy Zionism, but with my aliyah anniversary passing a week ago, and Ariel Sharon passing yesterday, and my submission down to the wire at 5:45pm, I decided, why not. This would be the week for that. I had spotted this scene every day and neglected to take a photo until Thursday. […]

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street art & photography

Fifty-Two Frames: Sky

The last week teased us with clocks changing, dark skies, stormy clouds and even thunder, but no rain for those of us out in the Judean Hills. We’re waiting… Week 44: Sky Potential.