Category Archives: Israel

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Bombs Bursting in Air

I live in Israel. By choice – I moved here twenty years ago as an adult. Not because of religion, Zionism or any idealism – just because I felt this would be a good place for me. And it has been. We are now in the midst of attacks – until today missiles, as of

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Jerusalem Book Fair – We’re in!

Yippee! Woohoo! Halleluhah! Menopause in Manhattan will be premiering at the Jerusalem Book Fair! Although there’s been no official launch, and the US version has not yet been released, the forces that be are conspiring to help. The United States Embassy will be hosting a booth at this year’s book fair and they’ve kindly to

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A little tolerance, please?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry when someone tells me they’re afraid to visit Israel – “the terrorism and all that”.  I’m always tempted to say “Are you kidding me?” Tell me where it’s safe. Arizona? Any of the “democratic” U.S. states targeted by Sarah Palin’s disgusting crosshairs? An Egyptian Coptic church? A

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Middle Eastern on the Table

There were culinary specialties from Israeli, Palestinian, Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish, Egyptian, Russian, & Moroccan sources. The guests represented even more countries (Italy, Lithuania, America, India, Slovania, Latvia, China, Brazil). The location was the Russian Ambassador’s residence in Israel. The weather? Exquisite! Sunny, warm and very comfortable. If a more perfect day for a more perfect

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