Raising My Kids in Israel/Palestine
Under different circumstances, I would have asked my wise friend Tally for advice on how to be a good friend to someone who is dying.
My children’s cousins in the Jabalia refugee camp are fasting for Ramadan. On the other side of our family, their cousins are doing Passover cleaning.
I enjoyed cultivating the Tooth Fairy as a heroine. Forat deals with so many grown-up issues – I wanted her to retain some childhood magic.
If 16 U.S. states confuse guilt with responsibility, it’s hard to expect ten-year-olds to understand the difference. And when will Israeli schools address structural racism?
The Israeli Minister of Culture gave me a Hebrew literature prize. I’m grateful. And trying to reclaim Hebrew from those who use it to oppress.
We turned our lives upside down trying to evade the coronavirus. It finally arrived in a weakened form, leaving us in maddening, beautiful isolation together.