The latest on ‘that mikvah in Tzur Hadassah.’

Jewish democracies - they sure are tough. Good thing there's only one. If this is true, this is incredible. Reporting by Haaretz: Towns ask for public institutions, wind up with brand-new mikvehs When it comes to religious institutions, the Housing Ministry website explicitly states that budgeting for construction is provided by the Religious Services Ministry.... Continue Reading →

Pizza has come to Tzur Hadassah.

As I recently reported, Tzur Hadassah now has the one business that could ruin my entire post-pregnancy weight-loss scheme: a pizza shop. It's called טומטו Pie (02-6503355) and it's nestled in the row of shops on Rechasim street. And today, I tried it. Doesn't it look good? I was excited by the look of it,... Continue Reading →

Do Israeli kids ever learn the fire safety lesson?

The answer, sadly, is no. There is an unhealthy Israeli-Jewish obsession with fire in the springtime. It starts today - with Biyur Chametz, the burning of chametz, which is done on erev Pessach. Soon will be Yom Haatzmaut - the national barbecue bonanza, and after that, Lag B'omer, which pretty much celebrates bonfires the way it's done here.... Continue Reading →

Finally, what Tzur Hadassah truly needs…

Some said the supermarket would be their financial downfall. Others said the candy shop would be their caloric downfall. Well, my downfall is coming and it's a mix of both. I mean, what suburban, family, bedroom community would not have a pizza shop? UPDATE: It's open (post-Pesach)! Haven't tried it yet. But if you want... Continue Reading →

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