my personal addition to the dictionary.

They always told us in college not to start an essay with a dictionary definition as that was trite and overdone. Well, with this blog post, I have decided to rebel a little and indeed start it with a dictionary definition. Resilience: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially … Continue reading

book covers? long skirts?

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” How many times have we heard that one? I never quite took this saying seriously for a few reasons… Reason #1-I always look at a book cover before reading it. Always. And usually I am able to put my judgements aside regarding the font, design, modernity of the … Continue reading

holidays without exceptions.

To begin, I truly hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and food! Channukah in Israel, especially Jerusalem, was an incredible experience. Due to some foreign adventuring, I was only in Israel for the first two days/nights of Channukah, but I still was able to take it in and embrace it. So … Continue reading

backwards.

So I was not planning on writing a blog post so similar to my last one, but recent events changed my mind. I was asked to move to the back of the bus. Here’s your context-as many of you know, I take a bus into an Ultra Orthodox neighborhood where my internship is (a school … Continue reading

a day in the life.

I thought this next post would be more of a descriptive post, maybe a little similar to my post about the shuk. But this time, I would like to describe something to you that’s almost mundane in most of our lives, something most of experience and never think twice about. This is something I do almost every … Continue reading

but aren’t we all jewish?

So, I finally moved to Jerusalem and started my internship. As some of you may know, my internship is at Tishma School and Center for Autism. Feel free to check it out! http://www.tishma.org/index.php/en/index And as some of you may also know, this school is in an Ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem and run by Ultra Orthodox … Continue reading

the obligatory post about food. well kind of.

So certain family members (ahem ahem) have requested some food blogging. I do have to say I am living on a budget with a very very limited kitchen meaning my food adventures are not always too exciting. This obviously does not mean I have not had my fair share of delicious meals here…let’s be real. … Continue reading

“so,your dad is a rabbi.”

This is a conversation I have been meaning to share since I arrived in Israel as it happened within the first week I was here. As I have mentioned before, I consider myself as a Reform Jew and along with this religious background, I also grew up in a household where the gender roles and … Continue reading

the jewish melting pot.

Judaism in Israel…is a fascinating thing. And because I am here for 6 months, I am bound to run into many interesting religious experiences. In fact, the High Holidays gave me the perfect opportunity to be thrown into the many different forms of Judaism that float around Israel. I have celebrated Rosh Hashanah and Yom … Continue reading

a little bit of an introduction.

So as many of you know, I have been in Israel for almost a month now. This month has been filled with new people, a foreign language, delicious food, ancient sites, and many different religious experiences. And during this overwhelming month I have done a bit of thinking and musing about my part in this … Continue reading