Rude awakening.

Ventured outside today for the first time since Bebe was born. I hated having to get in the car with my five-day-old daughter to drive into the center of Jerusalem and visit, of all places, Misrad Hapnim (ahem) (and here's why). The idea of city-center air up her nostrils alone makes me sad. But really,... Continue Reading →

Radio scare tactics work.

If you're an Israel driver who listens to the radio in the car - like me - you'll have noticed about 246247856 times over that there are these commercials from the Ministry of Transportation. A guy is calmly describing nice and pleasant things that you may be thinking about at this moment, and then this... Continue Reading →

Those foggy nights…

The weather went back to bla over the last day, and on the way home tonight a fog descended over the Jerusalem hills like I haven't seen since my days in upstate New York. If you've ever lived there, you know the what I mean: You can't see past your own hood and your fog... Continue Reading →

Danger ahead: Israelis with car.

On Thursday, we gained control of one of the most dangerous Israeli weapons in the rather wide arsenal. No, we don't have shwarma breath... We got a car. Or, at least, we're babysitting one for a coworker for the next month until we begin leasing one of our very own from my company. Either way,... Continue Reading →

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