February 17, 2018

Picking up groceries from the market is one of my favorite things about living in Tel Aviv. While...

February 10, 2018

This is the first post in quite a while. I made a deliberate decision when I left Israel to leave my laptop until I returned. Part of the decision was to disconnect from work, and another part was to give myself the freedom to explore the place I was in. As a new rule...

December 9, 2017

Tomorrow evening is Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. On shabbat, one says, “Shabbat Shalom”. “Peaceful Shabbat”. When I was in the store last night, I was talking to the woman at the register. Just a little small talk and at the end we both said, “Shabbat Shalom”. Usua...

November 16, 2017

Today I had the opportunity to visit a bilingual school in Jaffa, in Southern Tel Aviv. I’m not sure if you can ever put together a comprehensive slate of steps to establishing a definite peace between Israel and Palestine, a good beginning has begun in Jaffa. Recently...

October 19, 2017

We get to surrender ourselves over to the monster, and we get to watch it play out to someone else, away from us and our own problems. Sometimes, you just need a giant monster, and another giant robot to save the day.

October 16, 2017

Just One Scout’s Story

I am an avid lover of nature, hiking, and the outdoors as many are. I love the verdant softness that surrounds the floor of a forest, the music of water playing among rocks and the feeling of it on the back of my neck after miles of walking. I lov...

October 6, 2017

In 1988 Nike launched an ad campaign that would change the company forever. It was simple, the Nike swoosh with a single phrase beneath it. Just Do It. Really that’s all that needs to be said. Either you do it or you don’t. It’s a binary option. In the words of Master...

October 1, 2017

On a winding street, in the early night, in southern Tel Aviv I stumbled across something akin to a faerie circle. Industrial lighting lined the streets, turning the night to day as music and beer poured out of the pub in the middle of the street. All along the buildin...

September 20, 2017

Going through the streets of Florentin is like walking into the house of a friend of a friend. You walk in and it’s super cool and you feel vaguely comfortable. You feel like you’d like to come back, and maybe you want to get to know this person. But that’ll take time...

September 3, 2017

Israel’s a strange place. Coming here it’s like trying to play a game that you don’t know the rules to. You walk out onto the sidewalk and you’re already paying attention so that a bike or even an errant parking car doesn’t bring an early game over. When you go out in...

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