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How to Pick Perfect Berries

The wild blackberry bush on the border between our yard and the neighbors’ seems like it’s on the border between civilization and the wild. After all, it is beyond the fence. Clutching our little rinsed-out yogurt cups, my sister lifts … Continue reading

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Yom Yerushalayim 2017- Forever My Jerusalem

One spring evening, a few years ago, I was privileged to be part of a small group of women sitting on the porch of Puah Shteiner in Jerusalem’s Old City, listening to her first-hand account of her exile from and … Continue reading

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Chili-Free Chili

Recently, I participated in a video conference for write-from-home mothers. One of the tips offered in the lesson on time management was to realize that there is no such thing as a “normal” week for a mother. Over the week since … Continue reading

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Citizenship, Stalactite Caves, and Star Cupcakes

Twelve years ago, on May 3, 2005, I became officially Israeli. I had already been living in Israel for a year and a half, but I updated my status to “citizen.” The whole thing was rather anti-climactic–no Nefesh B’Nefesh hats, … Continue reading

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Yom Hazikaron

I remember my first trip to Israel, summer 2001. On my program of about 100 girls, there were four Israelis. We were headed up north when Sbarro’s Pizzeria was bombed. The bus turned around to drop off two girls at … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Marathon

I am a runner. I am not a distance runner. I didn’t run in the Jerusalem Marathon today. I have never run in a marathon. I sprint. Friends will attest to spotting me running on a regular basis. 200 meter … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Flowers

Forget door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Just give me flowers. It might sound cliche, but they really are one of my favorite things. Since it’s Adar, the happiest month on Hebrew calendar, I’ve been indulging in … Continue reading

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A Taste of Shlomit-Making the Desert Bloom

Friday afternoon, we’re driving past nature reserves, army bases, and sheep farms, towards the setting sun. The car is loaded with with kids, blankets, pillows, diapers, a freshly baked lemon cake, and–you know me by now–chocolate cookies. Fortunately, we arrive … Continue reading

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