I feel like I grow and learn each time that I volunteer at the Pina Chama, the warm corner for soldiers in Gush Etzion. I get so much more than I give. Every time. Yesterday was the birthday of a beautiful boy who we knew for only a brief time, soon after we moved to… Read More Giving and Receiving at the Pina Chama
They come with their smiles, packed with equipment, wires, earphones, guns. But they don’t look like the soldiers I know, like the soldier I raised. They look like my coworkers, my neighbors, my friends. They are miluimnikim (reserve soldiers) – they’ve left their jobs for the month, their warm beds, their time with their children.… Read More A Warm Heart for Reserve Soldiers
These are my sons and my daughters. I look at the lot of them sitting around with their feet up and their heads tipped back. Some are smoking outside. Others are checking social media, checking out the news, checking in with Mom. I think about these kids. They could be in a dorm room hanging… Read More With Their Country On Their Backs
I love clothes. I’m not really interested in make-up (I figured that would happen when I grew up but….) or shoes or purses. But clothes. Oh, how I love buying fun, colorful outfits. I buy most of my clothes online, and I pride myself on finding amazing deals at places like Target, NewChic and Zulily. … Read More My Clothing Revolution
And I’m back. Yesterday, we left Solomon Souza in action as he created a graffiti art piece on one of the walls in the office where I work. He was commissioned to do this work as part of a project on Jewish identity being created by Jerusalem U and Micah Smith. We left off around… Read More Gal Gadot Arrives in Gush Etzion!
Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad…Gilad Gilad…Gili This is the number of Gilads that the Shaer family knows have been named in memory of Gil-ad Shaer since his murder along with Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Frenkel in June of 2014. On Friday, Gil-ad’s parents, Ofir and Bat-Galim, joined with the families of these young Gilads in Gush… Read More A Celebration of Gilads