Dealing with Lyme disease and the autoimmune challenges that come with it has been seriously intense. And you know what’s crazy? All this took place outside of Israel. Continue reading How I’m Recovering From Chaos (and Lyme Disease)
When I first thought about making aliyah, I went in search of aliyah blogs. I only found one, which is why I began my own. Now, 4 years later, I know a bit more. Here is a list of resources … Continue reading Aliyah Resources!
I can only learn about relationships by being in one. It is with this thought that I allowed my heart to both numb and soften at the same time after my recent breakup, when I found myself with high hopes … Continue reading Hearts Don’t Break Closed: How to Do Life When You Feel Numb
One of the greatest traits I admire in people is the ability to be patient. It’s the most active passivity that exists, and requires the ability to place trust in the future while sitting with the present. To me, … Continue reading Why Waiting Comforts Me
It’s been 5 months since I’ve posted anything on this blog, and it’s not because I’ve been too busy. I’ve just been journaling every day, and it fills me up so much that I forget to write here. Side note: … Continue reading These 5 Ways of Thinking Have Changed My Life
Ok ok ok ok it’s time for a brain dump! I have learned SO many things in the past few months. I’ve learned how to have better boundaries (but it’s a work in progress!). I’ve learned a new language; how … Continue reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
This is my kinda my life here. I live somewhere just long enough to get settled, and then I pick up again. I’m feeling down right now. It has been a really blessed 4 months of being a madricha (dorm … Continue reading This is The Life
I reluctantly admit that I should probably be calling it Sukkot by now, but that challenges my allegiance to family tradition. I can’t be fully Israeli, you know? Besides, I practically bargain on my groceries at this point, so I feel like I passed the Israeli test. It was so beautiful to see all the preparations for the Yom Tov going on all around me. (These pictures are from the Sukkah Shuk [market] down the block from me.) I made a little video for you of what it looked like: https://youtu.be/rJiJ3dXlp3A Beginning the hour after the Yom Kippur fast ended, … Continue reading On Sukkah Skylines and Moving On
I asked my teacher if everything that we saw on the cancer would be on the test. She looked confused. That’s when I learned that sirton (film) and sartan (cancer) are not the same thing. Earlier this year, I accidentally … Continue reading How’s Your Hebrish?
You know those people who drive you mad in the morning being all cheerful before you’ve had your coffee? I’m afraid I’ve joined their ranks. Pesach has come and gone, and I can honestly say that I feel freer. My … Continue reading The Art of Map Drawing