Stranger in a strange land…

The only feeling stranger than being a new immigrant here, is being a “new” immigrant  the second time around. The Israeli term for a citizen that has returned from living abroad is a toshav hozer. Because my husband and I both made aliyah, we are toshavim chozrim, or returning citizens now. However the term usually…

Moving is nuts….

I have to be out of my house by Friday. My aliyah date isn’t until July 22nd, but we won’t be here. We are going back to my parents’ house/summer getaway/magical place on Cape Cod first. Uprooting your life to move with school-aged children is honestly crazy. Finding a way to say goodbye to your…

Facebook and Orthodox Judaism

Margelit Hoffman of  Shmuel Hoffman’s Blog wrote  a very honest and thought provoking article for Mavenmall.com called “The Facebook Churban”. In it, she explains why her family is removing the internet from their home. They are Torah observant Jews who work on the internet. It is their livelihood. She has done a fabulous job of articulating the powers of…

A different Menorah…

I have had a very frustrating month unable to upload photos. This is only one of many excuses reasons I have not been blogging for so long. I know, I know: Chanukah is over. For most of you, I would imagine that it is already out of your mind. As my big return, shouldn’t I…

Neglect

I have neglected this blog for a very long time. I am doubtful that there are any of you left still checking in, my once-faithful readers. I agreed to take on more work this fall. I love the work, but my new timetable does not leave me any time for blogging. It doesn’t leave me…