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Unorthodox: Intense. Emotional. Accurate?

The Netflix original Unorthodox has stormed the world. If my Facebook feed is not Coronavirus memes, silly games, or dopey pictures of cats, it’s friends of mine discussing this show. I’m not one for peer pressure or just doing what everyone else is doing… but I couldn’t stop my curiosity, and the subject matter is […]

The Moshav: One Year Later, Hopes, Tears, and the Unknown

Just a bit over a year ago, we were all hit with the devastating news that our precious Moshav was demolished in a relentless fire. The place many of us had been to so many times, where we had more heartwarming experiences than we could count, was reduced to piles of ashes. And heartbreak. Yes, […]

Coronavirus: The Day After (Five Wishes)

What happens the day after? This whole catastrophe is not over. I’m assuming we’re not even close. We likely have a lot more craziness ahead of us, and tons of lessons to learn. And it would seem we’re going to learn them the hard way, too. But here is a question that’s been burning on […]

5 Unexpected Benefits of Corona

Benefits of a deadly virus, a global pandemic that has terrorized us all? Coronavirus has been an absolute disaster for the world! No one has escaped the misery and pain this ubiquitous tragedy has wrought through every inch of the known universe. And yet, in every moment of woe, there are countless positive expected outcomes […]

Quarantine: Time for a Little Quiet Reflection

So it’s two weeks into my relative closure from the world, as we currently experience the most insanely dull apocalypse imaginable. Time for a little reflection. First, for those who don’t know what it looks like in Israel at the moment, the restrictions have been increasing steadily almost every day. At the time of writing […]

Corona: Fears and Hope

Corona Fears I’ll admit it. I’m scared. Several weeks ago, I was among the many among us who didn’t take any of this Corona business seriously. I’ve been around for a handful of scares here and there, and it’s always felt like the media is obsessed with working us up into a frenzy. Well, of […]

Life and Death: Gaining a Little Perspective

I have been blessed. I am in my 40s and still quite in touch with my beloved parents. My brothers are alive and well. I only really grew up with one grandparent, and even though her passing was and continues to be extremely painful for me, this lack of older adults in my life combined […]

The “American” Experience, Part 5: We Conquered Vienna

For those who don’t know, I spent about two years freelance writing for a travel website. I wrote probably a couple of hundred articles all about tourist sites in Vienna. Of course, there’s nothing exceptional about this… except for the fact that I had never been to Vienna in my entire life. Anything and everything […]

The American Experience, Part 3: Epic Road Trip! (5 Tips)

So Pittsburgh was done and forever behind us. And it was now time to head on back to New York for all sorts of fun. But first, how in the world to get home? Flying is expensive… and wasn’t even all that pleasant last time. Train? Just as expensive. Bus? Yuck. Road Trip! We decided […]

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