Things that pass

Things that pass

“If there’s a siren, stop whatever you’re doing and hit the ground.” I look at my bike in its stand, all ready to be grabbed once I’ve finished my swim. I imagine myself calmly pulling over, placing it gently on the ground, gears up, and stretching out on the...
Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic?

Most of us do whether we realize it or not. Living in a world without superheroes, princes and princesses, angels, wish-granting genies and fairy tale endings would just be too harsh and one dimensional. Furthermore, it’s precisely through stories and fables...
The Perils of City Life in the 21st Century

The Perils of City Life in the 21st Century

​One more beautiful night in Tel Aviv. My husband and I were spending that Shabbat, like many others, walking around, absorbing the vibe, trying to figure out whether it might be time to dump our Suburban life and move to the city. We were continually amazed by how...
Clambering to the Light

Clambering to the Light

​The Shalva Band. If you haven’t seen them perform: run, not walk. Or at least watch them on YouTube. I’m not sure we’ve made a big enough deal of this group of eight individuals that, although challenged by a variety of disabilities, managed to pull...

Where’s the butter?

“Where’s the butter?”It’s a Friday morning like any other. I’m sorting through the groceries, putting away the items that need refrigeration. My husband shops for the family on Fridays. I get to skip that all-too-boring weekly ritual and...