Only Men Safe from Rockets at Ashdod Rabbinate

newspaper story

In which exclusion of women doesn't stop for for war. Visiting the rabbinate can be a joyful time, like when you are registering for a wedding. But it can also be traumatic in case of a funeral, divorce or custody battle. These days, just leaving the house involves calculating how close you will … [Read more...]

Help for Parents During Rocket Attacks in Israel

mother comforts sleeping child

I've been catching up after my trip and am still absorbing the fact that Israel is at war again in the south. My sons, who have finished their army service, have not been called up for reserve duty. We've talked within the family about what to do in case of a warning siren. We've heard some booms … [Read more...]

Fleas Are Worse than Bombs

Flea-Infested Junk

The city assigns each street a designated day for leaving out large itemsĀ  for pickup. Yesterday, I put out a stroller, in the hope that someone would find it and use it. When a friend emailed that she wanted it, I went down to retrieve it. While there, I met a neighbor from across the street. … [Read more...]