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‘Two’ heroines? No.

Ahed Tamimi, the teen Palestinian who beat up IDF soldiers (captured on camera) was released from Israeli prison after eight months of incarceration. She thrives on...

New York City fountain walk

Having had grandparents in Brooklyn, I had been coming to New York my whole life. But it was only as a newly minted New York City university student, with a first time...

Blindness . . . Dialogue in the Dark

One of the arcs of my one-week trip to Israel was the World Cup. By now we all know, France won. But on my final night in Jerusalem, as I emerged from the lobby of the...

Jerusalem of Gold

JERUSALEM — Hello from Jerusalem! I am thrilled to write to you once again a “View From Jerusalem,” the original byline of my column (a continuation of my...

How we come back

At some point when I was in either high school, or possibly college, my mother clipped a newspaper column she gave me to read. At that point I was more Israeli than...

Give me your tired, your poor…

There was a song I used to sing a lot when I was little. Its melody was very beautiful, truly stirring, “shalach teshalach et ha-em, ha-banim tikach lach, lema’an...

Lose-lose

“Netiv Ha’avot,” the Path of The Forefathers. Until this past week, it was a neighborhood of about 15 homes and families in Gush Etzion, Israel. Two days ago the...

Kites, repurposed for destruction

Aren’t kites a childhood pastime you play and enjoy on a perfect summer day? Aren’t kites for watching patterned colorful fabrics of parallelograms or quadrilaterals...

The beginning of summer

The essence of this past Memorial Day weekend was to remember and honor our brave military, without whom we Americans wouldn’t have the beautiful free and protected...

Gaza is hell on earth — why?

When I was a little girl, living a sheltered religious childhood where profanity was unheard and unacceptable, whenever I would hear people speak of “Aza,” Gaza in...