Thoughts on being Jewish

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Wheelchair Heros in Israel

Read my blogpost today about disabled Israelis overcoming obstacles and becoming role models. I was very touched and amazed by their bravery and tenaciousness. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Apartheid, Shmapartheid - the Fallacy of Israeli Segregation

Here's my next blog post from Not Your Grandpa's Jerusalem. This time, I address the ridiculous accusation of Israeli "apartheid." Read and learn..... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Not Your Grandpa's Jerusalem; Israel Current Joys and Challenges

I started a new blog documenting with words and pictures the new Israel reality. Having just returned from a Heart To Heart Women's United Jewish Federation mission, I had to share the best and most heartbreaking stories, and will do so daily (or as often as I can). This past visit to Israel was my lucky 13th. I went to school there, spent a summer on a kibbutz, flew over for a few days to attend a friend's wedding, and went back with friends and family a lot. This time it was a bit different.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Next Stop Tel Aviv

I can't let too many years go by without a visit to my favorite "other home" - Israel. This time - heading there with a group of community - service minded women philanthropists, though my first stop will be to the Dead Sea for a post-flight mud-wrap and a dip in the very salty water. I'll have stories when I return, and hope to get back to Blogit on a more consistent basis. Shalom y'all, and check ya later. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Jewish Bee Joke

Got this in my email box today. It's old, but still funny: Two bees met in a field. One said to the other "The weather has been cold, wet and damp, and there aren't any flowers, so I can't make honey." "No problem," said the first bee, "Just fly down five blocks and then turn left, but keep going until you see all the cars. There's a Bar Mitzvah going on and there are all kinds of fresh flowers and fresh fruit." "Thanks for the tip," said the second bee who then flew away. A few hours later the... Sign in to see full entry.

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