Tag: school


Looking Forward To Mondays?
Family |
September 18, 2016

Looking Forward To Mondays?

When I was single and married without kids I hated Mondays (this should not come as a shock to anyone) and LOVED Fridays (again, no shock). The weekends were bliss. Saturdays were for sleeping in, drinking coffee on the porch, reading the Wall Street Journal cover to cover (minus the business section), maybe even reading a book, long walks with the doggie, and studying Hebrew. Sundays were farmers markets, grocery shopping, laundry, errands, and cleaning, the gym and fancy coffee… all done together as a couple. Since the nugget was born, everything......

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Young Me/Old Me
Random |
May 31, 2013

Young Me/Old Me

I may be creating a never ending spiral by posting this but… it got me thinking. And frankly as meme’s go, this isn’t the worst one… A friend from high school wrote a post with the identical title – Young Me/Old Me wherein she referenced another mutual friend from high school who wrote I think I’ve turned into a wuss....

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The Pride of a Daughter
Family, Judaism |
November 14, 2011

The Pride of a Daughter

I am so very proud of my family. Now, we may be crazy but I am still very proud of my whole family. But this post is about my father. My father, my tatti, my abbasama, is a very special guy. He was always pretty slow to anger. Never hit us, rarely spanked us, and I was only grounded once… when I was 5… and I walked to the next-door neighbor’s house without telling them… and she couldn’t see me in the peephole because I was too little… I was “lost” for......

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10 Years Later.
History, Random |
September 11, 2011

10 Years Later.

10 years. I can’t believe it has been 10 years. It alternately shocks me and makes me feel old. You don’t realize how old you are until you get the reminders, the landmarks, the moments for which we measure our life. Two years ago, on the eighth anniversary of 9/11, I wrote my story of the events that happened that day. My experiences. Oh my experiences in Jacksonville, Florida pale in comparison to my friends who were in NYC or the families who lost loved ones but it is my experience. A......

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Totoro goes to school
Israel, Totoro |
December 01, 2010

Totoro goes to school

Well, I have been enjoying my classes for a while now but I have been so focused on being a good student, that I forgot to document it! Well, I was in one of my favorite classes – The David Project – taught by a certain Ze’ev Orenstein. It is a facinating class about the political realities of Israel and land rights. Really a great class and Ze’ev is a fun guy. So he was playing some Chanukah music for us at the beginning of class and we decided to dance together…......

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I’m feeling rather bl(ah)(og)…

I know I should be over the moon that I have the opportunity to study full time but all I can think about is all the things I need to do and accomplish and where I am deficient. It can’t help that I feel like I have to cram as much learning as I can into my time in Israel since I’m older… it’s as if for every year over 18 or 22 I am, I have to work that much harder, go to that many more classes, answer that many more......

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Childish Memory
Israel |
September 21, 2010

Childish Memory

Prior to coming back to Jerusalem this summer, I had a very fuzzy but definitive picture of Jerusalem in my mind. It was built upon memories from the mind of 16 year old me. From the time I came to Jerusalem for the fall semester of my junior year of high school… 13 years ago. There were landmarks in my mind… Ben Yehuda street, Hebrew Union College/Beit Shmuel, King David street, the YMCA, Jabotinsky street, Independence Park… along with less well known locales. The shouk on the corner that was open on......

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We have to walk?! Where?
Israel, Judaism |
September 16, 2010

We have to walk?! Where?

Here’s something you need to know about Jerusalem. Other than people park/drive on the sidewalks so be careful. It’s actually a smallish town. And public transportation and the shops close down for the sabbath. For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about, here is a crash course. On the sabbath, otherwise known as Shabbat or Shabbis or Shabbos, G-d gave us some prohibitions. Since G-d rested on the 7th day, so are we supposed to. This irons out to 39 types of work that a prohibited. Forbidden......

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Traveling Talia for Tishrei, Pt 2

Once I actually found the sherut (taxi van), I had to tell them where I was going… I (I know, I know silly me) didn’t actually write down the address, I just knew it in my head. But when they asked me… I was pronouncing it like an American… and not correctly. And I had forgotten it was a two word name Hizkiyahu HaMelech. Only the document I had had the first word spelled Yehesikayhu… at least I knew my neighborhood, Ketamon. As we drive towards Jerusalem, we are stopped several times......

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