What Are the Gift-Giving Customs in Israel?

  Several years ago Parents Magazine contacted me about a story it was doing on parenting around the world. The inquiry led to What Defines Israeli Parenting, a raucous discussion, and a second highly charged post about Israeli "rudeness." Recently, a gift website asked me to help out for … [Read more...]

What Hostess Gift Do You Like Best?

My husband and I host guests regularly and have received our share of appreciative gifts. I do not invite guests in expectation of any gift, and as long as you make an effort to be pleasant, to the best of your ability, you are welcome in my house. If you don't know what to bring, don't have time to … [Read more...]