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22 May, 2017

Book Companion Post: Filling in the Blanks on Family History

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

These past few days I have been able to do what I love best in my writing life: rummage around in family history. I've been rewriting an essay that O [...]

10 May, 2017

The Flying Dutchman Comes Home

May 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Train station in Liberec (formerly Reichenberg) - the train in "The Flying Dutchman" left from here I owe the metaphor of the Flying Dutchman, title of one of the pivotal [...]

1 May, 2017

Jerusalem: Beit Nechemia

May 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

Today is Yom HaZikaron, the day Israel remembers its fallen soldiers. As the mother of two IDF soldiers (My daughter wrapped up her service last year; my son is still [...]

24 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Surberg Concentration Camp Memorial

April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Today is Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorated by Jewish communities and individuals worldwide. In Israel, the most remarkable feature of the day is the siren that sounds at sundown (when [...]

16 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Israel – At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

April 16th, 2017|Tags: , , |

In time for Easter, my essay "At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre" appeared on Jerusalem Moments. With it, I thought I'd share a few photos from and around this [...]

11 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Haselnusstorte (or: A Flourless Hazelnut Torte for Passover)

April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

  "The next time we visited her, a hazelnut torte would be waiting on her kitchen counter, glazed in glistening dark chocolate." Story and recipe on page 166 of Jumping [...]

6 Apr, 2017

In Defense of the Small Seder

April 6th, 2017|Tags: , |

  "So how many people are you having?" - For sure I am going to be asked this question today when I chat about Seder preparations with my coworkers. Read [...]

4 Apr, 2017

Book Companion Post – Chapter: Fait Accompli I – My Grandfather’s Staircase

April 4th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

  Today is the publication date of my memoir Jumping Over Shadows! Hurray! And thus I offer you my very first book companion post, a series I plan to run every [...]

10 Mar, 2017

Purim Costumes from Home Depot

March 10th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The mermaid and the astronaut mentioned in the story... This Sunday is the Jewish holiday of Purim. I used to dread the arrival of Purim because that meant I [...]

3 Mar, 2017

Sticking with Morning Pages

March 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

I love my Morning Pages. In fact, I'm going on four years of doing them. And yet, these days, I'm having a hard time sticking to this practice. This is [...]

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