Today was an incredible day. First, we woke up (those of us who didn’t stay up until 2 in the morning) to hear the news that the Israeli entrant had won the Eurovision song contest. Do we typically care about Eurovision? Um, not so much. But Netta Barzilai is an amazing person for her determination,… Read More Toy, Joy & Celebration
It all started at the doctor’s office. After my oldest was complaining for months that his foot hurt, the doctor handed him a referral for orthopedic inserts. “Um, but where do I get them?” I said to the doctor. Looking at me like I was crazy, he said, “I don’t know. You have to speak… Read More Pango You Glad to See Me?!
I love going to new places in Israel and introducing the kids to unusual and eye-opening experiences. Zeli’s birthday is on Sunday and we wanted to do something a bit different for him today. We’ve raised money in the past, through the Jerusalem Marathon, for Shalva and knew that they had opened an amazing new… Read More Inspired by Cafe Shalva
Last night, we made plans to take all six kids out for their grades, but in the end, only three came with us (teenagers, they are so busy!) We went to Beit Hakivun, a restaurant we’ve never been to before. It’s on the bike path at the Old Train Station and we’ve walked by it… Read More Light Up the Night
This morning, when we awoke to the shocking news of the assassination attempt against Rabbi Yehuda Glick, I had to wonder if my babysitter would be coming to our house as scheduled, tonight. And then I had to stop, pause, and shake my head at the incongruity of our lives, and the preposterous and seemingly… Read More Only Two Degrees of Separation
Culture is alive and well in Jerusalem. Well, I’m assuming that it’s always been alive and well and that perhaps I’m the one who’s coming out of her shell. Raising kids and changing diapers for 14 years straight has a way of keeping you from too many night-time cultural activities. But lately, we’ve decided that… Read More The Sound of Laughter in Jerusalem