Aliyah, cultural differences, immigrants, Israel, Israeli kids, Israeli life

Why the Newspaper Gives me Goose Bumps

I love that, 17 years later, there are still things that surprise me about our Aliyah; things that still give me goose bumps. I run a lot of errands on Friday mornings, getting our delicious baked goods from Pat Ba’Melach (and chatting with friends and staff), checking the mail (often the only time all week!),… Read More Why the Newspaper Gives me Goose Bumps

biscuit cheesecake, biscuits, desserts, Israeli, Israeli life

The Makings of a True Israeli

It’s official. We are now Israeli. And we’ve got the biscuit (ביסקויט) cheesecake to prove it. One of the many interesting things that we’ve learned about Israeli life and culture is that the country is very small. It’s not just geographically tiny, but culturally close-knit and insular. And we aren’t always on script. The first… Read More The Makings of a True Israeli

immigrants, Israeli kids, Israeli life


As my children grow, it’s definitely a funny experience to be an American raising Israeli kids. My children speak English in the house, and they know about many American things. We are often caught off-guard, however, with the little nuances in their thought processes, with the expressions they use and with the endearing accents that… Read More SABABA!