Holiday Candles, Birthday Candles, Emergency Candles

January 1st is known as Sylvester here in Israel. It always strikes me as funny, since it's named after St. Sylvester, a pope who...

Enough is Most Definitely Enough!

Now is the time to wave the flag, stand on a rooftop & scream "Am Yisrael Chai"--We are NOT leaving!

The Floating Head at the Engagement Party

It was the "first family event I missed due to aliyah."

The One with the Stairs

My stairs had been built, big and strong-BUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE APARTMENT!

An Open Letter to Simone Zimmerman

Simone, because you are Bernie's new Jewish Outreach Director, you will be known to large swaths of the American population as a "Jewish representative," and that fact makes my stomach turn.

Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem

My city isn't like Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beit Shemesh or even Tzfat. My city is Israel's eternal capital.

My Declaration of Independence

I've decided to move away from my safety net-and I wouldn't change that decision for anything.

70 Years Young

A love letter to the nation by Jordana Brown

On Parades and Aliyah

Supporting Israel is great. Visiting Israel is great. Donating to Israel is great. Singing hatikva is great. Flying an Israeli flag is great--but none is the goal. Start thinking about aliya.

The Misinformation of Lauryn Hill

Hill's Israel concert was selling tickets for months. Had she even planned a concert in Ramallah?

Get On The Bus, Gus

As an underqualified but highly motivated Aliyah tour guide, I thought I’d give my perspective on the transportation system here in Israel. Please read...

Wine, Cheese and Memories

I love a lot about Jerusalem. I love that even though it's hot, it's a dry heat with breezes. I love that it's a...

Jerusalem of Cold

And I know in Israel you have to be psyched when it rains-but I'm not there yet.

Jordana in Jamaica Estates (Part 1)

One exciting element of traveling is that it was my first time ever doing so as a dual-citizen!

Hello from Jordana in Jerusalem (, ISRAEL!)

Jordana weighs in with her Top 5 on the US recognizing JERUSALEM as the capital of ISRAEL.

To Fear or Not To Fear

But I am not afraid.I know this is Jewish land, not because of UN/foreign gov'ts saying we can exist

Aaaaaand…We’re Back!

"...people making jokes about turning this into a shelter rave, taking #bombshelterselfies..."

69 MORE Reasons I love Israel!

And Israel's Birthday Party continues...

It’s Been 9 Years

9 years ago this week, the Israeli government forced 8,000 Jews from their homes and lives in Gaza.

Aliya-versary!

Moving to Israel seems crazy but this week's my first "aliyaversary," my Aliyah anniversary! WOW!

“Why on EARTH did you Move to Israel?”

Such an incredible miracle to have Israel, it's crazy that every Jew isn't clamoring to live here!

It’s Party Time!

I never felt an election resonate so much; I had true existential fear that my candidate might lose

Jew in a Box

Here in Israel, the Jewish state, we are blessedly not the "other" and this is great and this is bad

One Last Shot Before I Go

If you are Israeli or a supporter of Israel, you know that the UN has ONE very important function. They are there to ruin the international reputation of Israel.

A No Good, Very Bad Deal

I'm a realist; When an enemy screams "Death to Israel! Death to America!" I take it seriously.

Taking the “Home” Out of Homeland

Jerusalem, mentioned 700 times in the Torah and not once in Koran, apparently isn't Israel's capital

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’

American Jews think they know what's best for Israel-better than Israelis. Here's my take...

As One Year Closes…

When I think back to one year ago it actually feels like a lifetime ago; I was truly another person.

When You Don’t Stand

By not standing you are drawing distinctions between religious & secular, AND religious & religious.

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