jerusalem Archive

  • An Overwhelming Majority

    An Overwhelming Majority

     (Article was written August 6, 2005, a week before the evacuation and dismantlement of Gush Katif, and appeared in dozens of media outlets. Posted today to commemorate 6 years since the destruction of Gush Katif)  Today’s scheduled anti-disengagement activity was a prayer service at the Kotel. I dashed home early from work to don an [...]

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  • Aliyah l’Chupah: A Matter of Taste

    Aliyah l’Chupah: A Matter of Taste

    Tonight I felt like a food critic. No, let me rephrase that: tonight I WAS a food critic. One of six. Or 60. Depending upon your perspective. Around here it is fairly common to come a month or so before a wedding or other event (Aaaah! Are we nearly that close? Time is flying like [...]

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  • A rude awakening

    A rude awakening

    Shabbat is my favorite day of the week. Among other delightful and culinary reasons, it includes a morning without an alarm clock. It is a day that I can allow the gentle rising of the sun to slowly rouse me from blissful slumber. That or a crying baby; whichever comes first. This Shabbat, however, sleep [...]

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  • Celebrating Israel: Not just lip service

    Celebrating Israel: Not just lip service

    Sometimes it’s good to make the list. Apparently, I still manage to be on the “Join Us – You Would Do Cool Things” list so when my friend Renana invited me to come to a project planning meeting for a cool video she was coordinating, I agreed without hesitation. Little did I know, this escapade [...]

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  • Eight Days

    Eight Days

    Eight Olim. Eight locations across Israel. Eight days of Chanukah... and one convertible. Nefesh B'Nefesh presents 'Eight Days' -- the 2010 Chanukah Music Video. (based on Matisyahu's 'One Day' used with permission) LYRICS: http://www.nbn.org.il/8days/lyrics/

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  • A Falafel Story

    A Falafel Story

    When trying to explain to people the uniqueness of Israel and Israelis, I find that a story speaks volumes. This story, however, speaks a whole bookstore. One evening, on our way back from a trip, we stopped at an unfamiliar falafel store in Jerusalem. We were hungry and tired, and looking forward to some quick [...]

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