Monthly Archives: July, 2014

A beacon in times of despair

When Barak ben Avinoam is about to head into battle, he offers up this bizarre ultimatum to Devorah, the prophetess and judge of the time. “Come with me to the battlefield,” he says, “or I’m not going.” It is quite literally the last thing you would expect to leave the lips of a commander, a …

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Facebook Stalking

  Jesus is staring down at me. I’m sitting in class at John Carroll and God bless those Jesuits, Jesus is hanging in every room. I’ve been sneaking peeks over at my neighbor’s Facebook page (does no one learn during class?), and it is a different world. I think there may be some concert footage, …

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Duck Crossing

Yesterday I stopped my car in the middle of the road so some ducks could cross the road safely. That was my drama of the day. If I’m being honest, I’d add a car rental debacle that we’re still trying to dig through, my cell phone which refuses to work outside of Israel and jet …

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Boom.

When the siren went off, the kids were playing in the park. Childhood interrupted. They were there with friends of ours’ from Cleveland who had just arrived. David and I were no where to be found. We were in Yerushalayim eating hamburgers with my parents and siblings. Yael took charge. She ushered everyone into the …

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