Category Archives: Family

Giving up is never easy, I know


 The earth was shaken. Eighteen months in Israel had ended. We took our kids and dog and moved back to Seattle. So many people wonder why and how it could be, that we left behind such a beautiful house, which … Continue reading

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All We Need is Love or Not Sleepless in Seattle


After almost three weeks in the US, I went back home to Tel-Aviv, where my family is. I had a great time at the US with family and friends, and all the people who came to my lectures and bought … Continue reading

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Back in the United States for the Holidays


I arrived in the US on Friday, will stay in the Northwest for a little over two weeks. I left my husband and three out of four boys in Israel and came here to be with our oldest son who … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Memory Lane: Our Rosh Hashana and Yom Hakippurim (Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement)


It has been more than two months in the Holy Land, and aside from the expected difficulties, the general situation is altogether is pretty good. The house is already organized and tidy (relatively…) and it’s really starting feeling like home. … Continue reading

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Not a Special Day


Not a special day, but quite an enjoyable one. My husband took our oldest son two days ago and they traveled back to the other side of the world. Our oldest son will start college this week. It was so … Continue reading

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Life in Israel, Summer of 2011


It has been a month in the Holy Land, a very long and exhausting month. When we got here our house was supposed to be ready, our kids were supposed to know which school they are going to go to … Continue reading

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Snow in Israel in August


It has been over a week for us in Israel. It is so hot you could cook a steak on the sidewalk. . . This actually does not bother me at all, since everything is air-conditioned. Plus, you can bathe … Continue reading

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A totally unusual day


It was a usual Seattle morning for most people, but not for our family. The sky were grey, and it was a little cool, as we took three of our kids, one little dog and tons of luggage and drove … Continue reading

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Life is good


Life is good today. After such stressful couple of months, and after sending my oldest son to his adult independent life, and yes, I did cry at the graduation ceremony, but not for the reasons you would think. I cried … Continue reading

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A special day


Today is my father’s 80 Birthday. My dad was born in Iraq on the “Shavuot” Holiday; this is what my grandmother used to say, since it was never documented, so they always celebrated my dad’s birthday with traditional dairy Iraqi … Continue reading

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