Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Unprepared for Armageddon

Before anyone takes this as a commentary on the current political situation in Israel, let me reassure you that I have no inside information whatsoever (though for a time I did think I’d make a super awesome spy until I realized I am a terrible secret keeper… dear all the people who told me secrets, …

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Breathing the Cleveland Air… sort of.

I have figured out what’s been hard about coming back. It’s not an ode to larger parking spots or easy shopping. It’s sadder. Last year when I wasn’t great about being in touch with my life back here, it felt okay. I knew I was coming back so it was fine to be email delinquent, …

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Yom Kippur with Dov Katz. Pure Awesome.

  I had a very well thought out plan for this Yom Kippur. I was going to stay inside for 25 hours straight. It was a heat wave in Israel, well above 90 degrees, I fast pretty terribly so the air conditioning was cranked way up and we were ready to go. I spent a …

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Sigh of relief.

  My biggest fear coming back home was Channan. Last year he had twelve kids in his class. He had two wonderful teachers. I tear up thinking about how pivotal their role was in his development. He had high school girls lining up to high five him. He loved school last year. Tossing him into …

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