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As Yom Hazikaron turns into Yom Ha'atzmaut, I find myself right between my two favorite days of the year in Israel.  I don't have much new to say about this special time of year.  I can tell you that after being abroad last year, I...

Hello, my loyal readers.  Next month will mark six-and-a-half years living in Israel and the same amount of time blogging.  I’ve written about war, work, Jerusalem vs. Tel Aviv, and of course, everything an oleh chadash could laugh about from mopping the floor to ridiculous...

In case you missed it, here's my latest blog post from the Times of Israel.  Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!   Once upon a time, 45 bajillion blog posts were written about olim, their complaints, and a partridge in a pear tree. In our immediate-reaction, “look, two...

I can't believe I'm welcoming you to my fifth annual Yom Ha'atzmaut list.  After 246 different things I love about Israel, I didn't believe 64 more even existed.  A few months, many hours, two long plane rides, and a consultation or two with a couple...

Tomorrow, I move to Tel Aviv.  I was pretty sure this day was coming from the time I moved here; I just didn’t know it would take 3.5 years to return.  My aliyah has taken me to Tel Aviv, then Jerusalem, and now back where I...

Another trip to America (thank you, Jspace), another requisite comparison.  It really is amazing and slightly mind-blowing how every time I return, I feel more Israeli, picking up on things that I never noticed before, like Neo in “The Matrix”.  Or Marty McFly after he...