Video: Israeli School Supplies Guide

  Today was the first day of school for most children here in Israel. My kids are all in the same schools as last year so the transition has been smooth. If you're a new (or not so new) immigrant it might be a different story! The school supplies, especially the notebooks and folders, are … [Read more...]

Scandal of the Schoolbooks

It started with a boycott of cottage cheese. Next were protests against high apartment prices and rentals. Then there was daycare, baby items (!) and now electricity. Israelis are protesting high prices everywhere. I'm not sure there is an easy way to solve most of these problems. Health care is … [Read more...]

Back-to School Shopping

I know we're already deep into Rosh Hashanah and, unfortunately, politics and terror, but I hope it's not too late to share this picture from one of my visits to the bookstore to amass the required materials. While the owner of the store was ringing up my purchase, someone called looking for a … [Read more...]

Back to School Shopping Tips, 2010

We're less than a month away from the start of school. I have no idea whether my first-grader's class will remain intact. I lost the book lists, which mysteriously disappeared after I put them in a folder marked "school." A neighbor is holding on to a batch of books for my 11th grader, and I passed … [Read more...]