Moriyah Ta'asan-Michaeli
Moriyah Ta'asan... Moriyah has 1 husband, 2 degrees and 3 children. Feminist, settler, mother, lives in Givat Harel Sunday 28.8.16 No comments 116 views

Let’s Talk about Me and Effort

Vacation. Oh yes, vacation. So much has already been written about it. So much is yet to be written. Yet it surprises me every time it comes around and makes me come to terms with touchy subjects. Here’s one of the big ones: I need to put in effort to be good. I’ll explain. During most of my childhood and adolescence, I didn’t have to exert myself. If something required effort, then (as you probably guessed) I just skipped it entirely...

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Miri Maoz-Ovadia
Miri Maoz-Ovadia Miri Maoz-Ovadia, married to Shlomo and mother of Naveh, lives in Neve Tzuf. She is the overseas spokespersons coordinator for the Binyamin Regional Council. Sunday 21.8.16 No comments 80 views

It's Time to Let Loose

I am a devoted visitor of the annual Jerusalem Arts and Crafts Fair. Not because I really need to attend concerts by Amir Benayoun, Barry Sakharof or any of the other musicians who play there, but because of the incredible combination of different artists displaying their masterpieces at the fair. Crafts and spiritual art, sculptures, dance performances and music by local and international artists…I walk around at the fair like a little girl dazzled by the myriad of colors, sounds and shapes...

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Moriyah Ta'asan-Michaeli
Moriyah Ta'asan... Moriyah has 1 husband, 2 degrees and 3 children. Feminist, settler, mother, lives in Givat Harel Monday 15.8.16 No comments 93 views

Dancing to the Beat of your Own Drum

I was insanely busy when I was in college. I was studying two rigorous majors, teaching classes to support myself and for my own enjoyment, and studying one day a week at The Jewish Statesmanship Center just for fun. With whatever time was left, I went on dates and forged relationships, some of which lasted two weeks and some that disintegrated that same night in the freezing air of Mount Scopus. Those were hectic and wonderful years...

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Hadas Dikstein
Hadas Dikstein Sunday 7.8.16 No comments 263 views

From the West Bank to the Wild West

Born, raised and educated in Israel, in a typical Jewish home, I really thought that the concept of Jewish identity was something that begins and ends in Israel. Yes, Diaspora Jewry is important, but the real deal is what’s happening in Israel. Then, almost two years ago, a job offer landed on our doorstep for my dear husband, and we decided to bravely accept it, despite our apprehensions and fears. We felt that it was a sign from heaven that we were being called to set out on this new journey...

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Rivka Deutsch
Rivka Deutsch Sunday 24.7.16 No comments 154 views

I’m Not Afraid of the Julyaugust Monster!

June is the most nerve-wracking month of the year. A month of juggling and bungee-jumping, no less, between end of the year parties at school, end of the year parties at kindergarten, end of the year parties at the after school class and at the youth movement. The only party that really is important this time of year – the end of our sanity and energy, we parents forget to celebrate, for some reason...

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Meira Dolev
Meira Dolev Meira Dolev is married to Yaakov, mother of 6 children, lives in Talmon and manager of the Communications department at the Binyamin Regional Council.   Tuesday 19.7.16 No comments 142 views

A Sister among Five Misters

As someone who grew up with four sisters and can vouch wholeheartedly that sisters are one of the best gifts that life has to offer, it’s not easy for me to deal with the fact that I have only one daughter. And five sons. On the other hand, I occasionally see families of all boys, so I’m not complaining. I’m thankful that I am privileged to have a daughter. There’s no doubt that girls change the atmosphere at home...

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Moriyah Ta'asan-Michaeli
Moriyah Ta'asan... Moriyah has 1 husband, 2 degrees and 3 children. Feminist, settler, mother, lives in Givat Harel Tuesday 12.7.16 No comments 175 views

How Do You Say Goodbye to a Generation?

Over the past month, my husband and I said goodbye to three of our grandparents. We went from one house of mourning to the next, exchanged stories and experiences and even found the best place to park at Har Hamenuchot Cemetery. Now, at the end of the last week of mourning for the time being (do you hear me up there?!), I had a chance to think about how privileged we were...

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Carmi Or
Carmi Or Age 37, mother of three boys, lives in the community of Yakir in Samaria, works as a financial coach. Monday 4.7.16 No comments 285 views

When the Pieces Suddenly Come Together

First Sabbath as a married couple, alone in the big house. Silence. First moment of quiet since the wedding. Three weeks have passed. “You got married during your routine,” my neighbor says to me on Friday when I come to bring her fresh tahini salad that I made. She won’t let me leave before packing up homemade zucchini salad for me to take home...

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Miri Maoz-Ovadia
Miri Maoz-Ovadia Miri Maoz-Ovadia, married to Shlomo and mother of Naveh, lives in Neve Tzuf. She is the overseas spokespersons coordinator for the Binyamin Regional Council. Thursday 30.6.16 No comments 504 views

Anything But That

הלל.jpg Today, the world has faced the worst nightmare of any parent, whoever and wherever they are. You don’t even need to be a parent to feel the horror. It is impossible to remain indifferent at the sight of murder in a kid’s bedroom – with pink sheets.

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Moriyah Ta'asan-Michaeli
Moriyah Ta'asan... Moriyah has 1 husband, 2 degrees and 3 children. Feminist, settler, mother, lives in Givat Harel Monday 27.6.16 No comments 321 views

Everybody Likes a Compliment

Let’s talk about compliments for a minute. It might sound like an insignificant topic, but I think it’s actually a pretty underrated one. I’ll say it straight out – there were compliments that helped me progress in life. A sentence here, a word there, that remained etched in my mind and contributed to shaping my character. Examples? With pleasure. When I was in sixth grade, I took a Bible test. I remember that it was difficult...

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