Miri Maoz-Ovadia

Miri Maoz-Ovadia

Miri Maoz-Ovadia was raised in the community of Neve Tzuf, and lives there today with her husband Shlomo and their son, Naveh. She graduated the Ofra Girls High School and went on to receive a BA in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and a tour guide license from the Ministry of Tourism. Over the past few years, Miri guided tours of Jerusalem, as well as groups of overseas students on their trips touring Israel. Miri was part of an educational delegation sent to Australia by the Jewish Agency in order to teach seminars on Zionism and Israel advocacy to the youth. Today, Miri is the coordinator of the overseas spokespersons for the Binyamin Regional Council and works on exposing the towns in Binyamin to the international community.

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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 560 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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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 949 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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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 23.6.16 No comments 1093 views

Too Normal for a Settler

I’ve recently reached a difficult and sad conclusion. I think that it’s the reason why I am having trouble functioning as the spokesperson of the Binyamin region and that makes me a less relevant subject for journalists to interview. I’m too normal, too regular, too boring. Problem number 1: I don’t live on a hilltop. True, I’ve lived in a caravan for two years, but it’s a caravan that unfortunately is located in a town, and an authorized, legal town at that...

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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. Monday 18.1.16 No comments 2574 views

A Light Extinguished Too Soon

dafna meir.jpg Dafna Meir, a nurse at Soroka Hospital, resident of Otniel and mother of six, was brutally stabbed and murdered yesterday at the doorstep of her home. Dafna was a unique woman, dedicated to her children and the patients she treated. Dafna wrote a special prayer that accompanied her daily as she worked with her patients. May her memory be blessed.

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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. Friday 4.9.15 No comments 2068 views

The Show Must Go On?

נבי צלאח.jpg Shows are nice. Definitely those deep, emotional shows that tug at your heartstrings and stimulate you to think. I go out to shows occasionally, for the experience and for all of the reasons I just mentioned. But there’s one thing I’ll never do – I’ll never sit in the front row. Usually because of the price, I admit it (why pay four times more when it’s the same as sitting in the last row with binoculars?). Yet, even if there’s no difference in price, I don’t like sitting there...

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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 7.5.15 No comments 1484 views

When They Called Me Tsahainesh

מקוה ישראל.jpg I have a name that the teens I was in charge of gave me when I was doing National Service. Tsahainesh. A 12th grader named Avi Talala decided that my blonde hue and my smiles reminded him of the sun, which is Tshai in Amharic. Many of the other teens I worked with at Mikveh Yisrael also had two names. The name given to them by their parents, and the name chosen by their kindergarten teacher because it sounded closest to their original name...

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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 19.2.15 No comments 1440 views

Then and Now

שלג.jpg Then, we didn’t know if it would really snow or not, only to wake up in the morning and discover that the ground was covered in white. Now, the snow is mixed with water, mixed with hail, mixed with wind and there’s this sort of long promo until the real thing actually arrives.

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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. Wednesday 7.1.15 No comments 1730 views

The Sound of Silence

שכונה2.jpg One of the things that I fondly recall from that period in Jerusalem is the feeling of being constantly surrounded by noises. It starts with the garbage truck that for some reason has to pick up the trash at six in the morning even on side streets, and continues with the construction workers who start drilling at 7:00AM to take advantage of every minute of work time. They’re joined by the sounds of buses, vendors and random shouting in the streets...

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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 30.11.14 1 Comments 15395 views

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker's_gesture.jpg There are many common modes of transportation throughout the world: bicycle, car, bus, taxi, train. In Israel, there’s one more category that’s just as common as the others – the hitched ride. Although you’ll find hitchhikers all over Israel, most of them are in areas with limited transportation. For better or for worse, Judea and Samaria meet that description. Growing up, I gradually learned hitchhiking etiquette...

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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 25.5.14 No comments 762056 views

Stay out of my womb, thank you

בהריונה.jpg She pointed at my stomach with a smile and asked, “Well, is there something inside yet?” Beyond the fact that I was sure I looked quite chic in the black dress I was wearing at the time, I was so taken aback that the words just fell out of my mouth. A friend quickly came to my aid, saying that I had been so thin before my wedding and had put on a little weight since then, which only made me feel worse...

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