Category Archives: Israel

Stuck in May 1967

In May  1967 my American parents, together with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley led me to believe that the State of Israel might not exist by the summer.  On May 14th there were reports of Egyptian troop movements into Sinai. … Continue reading

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The Place Is What Will Happen

Last night I dreamt of a stone house. Yes, the house had a door and I walked in, startled by the stark emptiness, neither a table for clutter, nor a chair for sitting, just thick stone walls, stone floor and … Continue reading

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How Blogging 101 Heightened the Boycotting Issue

Yesterday was the final day of Blogging 101, a free course offered by the happiness team at WordPressU. I think it’s fair to say I failed. The course is wonderful if you have four-six hours/day for blogging business. That includes … Continue reading

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A Protected Room of Our Own

Only yesterday during the siren did I realize my room of my own is not protected: no metal shutters on the bathroom window, no metal doors on the  sliding glass doors. The room of my own was so open to … Continue reading

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Wizards of Immigration

On Monday I took my two eldest grand kids, five and seven, to see a Hebrew production of The Wizard of Oz at the Abba Hushi Auditorium in Haifa, because I wanted to introduce my Israeli grand kids to the … Continue reading

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Room for Hope

The word Peace has invaded Israel over the past months like a flight of dangerous birds from a far-away land. Half the country busies itself with figuring out how to get rid of these pests and the other half wants … Continue reading

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The Shofar Has Roared, Who Shall Not Fear?

For dessert I served poached pears to my pregnant daughter and pregnant daughter-in-law. As I sat down I heard a knock at the front door. Standing in the heat of the Rosh Hashana afternoon was a man wearing a white … Continue reading

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Breaking Bread in Galilee

A few months ago when I was feeling particularly hopeless about the two-state solution, I joined an Israeli-Palestinian women’s dialogue group sponsored by the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information.  The purpose of the first meeting was to determine the … Continue reading

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Forty-five Years in Israel

 On August 1, 2012, the 45th anniversary of my arrival in Israel to attend a one-year college program, I’ll be cleaning out the bookshelves in my office.  I’m ready to say good-bye to The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings edited … Continue reading

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Our Inner Gilad Shalit

     I’ve been wondering what it is about the Gilad Shalit story that captures the imagination of Israelis so much so that we want to know if he ate ketchup with the schnitzel and chips at his first supper home. … Continue reading

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