Is Sucker Written on my Forehead?

Is it me? Is there something on my face that says ‘Sucker here! Go ahead and take advantage of me.’? Or is that young (and older) Israelis are just so self-involved that they don’t need to follow the rules of common decency? I am SO over this behavior! Today was the third time in a […]

My Very Own Hanukkah Miracle!

It’s almost the end of Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights because of the miracle of a small amount of oil that lasted eight days and lit the menorah of the Maccabees) and I’ve just experienced a miracle. Seriously. And not only that, it was a miracle of light! Dealing with living alone […]

DIVORCED! The Real Scoop About Family & Friends

Divorced. Twice! How in the world did this happen? I’m a nice Jewish girl from New York. I should have been married once, had a few kids, and way on to grandkids by now. That SO didn’t happen. I married for the first time at the age of 21. Big mistake. But it seemed the […]

Catching Up

So… how does one update her own website when SO much has happened to her in the past 1-1/2 years? I’ll try. Pain Resignation Dissolution of marriage Living alone now Self-supporting again Getting reacquainted with myself Learning life lessons Evaluating existing friendships (sometimes with sadness) Developing new friendships Concentrating on business Looking forward Being positive […]

Writing & Directing a Purim Play

I’ve suddenly become a writer and director. Who knew! AND we made it to the front page of the United States Embassy in Israel website!!! ( My venture into this previously unknown was with the IWC Players, a group we created from the ladies of the International Women’s Group, in order to perform a play […]

Life on the Other Side: Purim Perplexities

 Life on the Other Side: Purim Perplexities By Anne Kleinberg, March 2014 (from Oregon Jewish Life) Its Purim time! That means merriment, costumes, candy, mishloach manot (“shalach munous” as we say in the old country) and happy kids. In my youth, we went to shul, listened to the reading of the Megillah and spun those […]