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Aerosmith and the Power of Music

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If you had to imagine a group of Israelis standing in line for over two hours, your experience would likely consist of one large clump of humans smashed as close as possible to the front of wherever they think they need to be.  Now add 50,000 excited concert goers to that plus alcohol, and you…

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I’m Over 30, Single and Okay with it

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“You need to start having children immediately,” said the cab driver, who went from complete stranger to worried safta during our 20-minute journey. “It’s your only life purpose.” What I had believed would be a peaceful drive between meetings had just turned into a Jewish inquisition, and I could feel the weight of societal pressure…

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My Moment Between Sorrow and Celebration

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The moment hits me in the heart, air heavy with emotion and pain. The siren rings at 11:00AM for two minutes, commemorating Israel’s Memorial Day, when the country honors the 23,544 fallen soldiers and victims of terror. This year, 97 souls were added to the growing list. As the siren sounds its overwhelmingly dull tone,…

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Dating and Disconnected in Tel Aviv

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“I think we’re ready for the next step,” he says. “What’s your Facebook?” I immediately feel vulnerable and insecure. I think to myself, why does he want my Facebook? So he can see all my pictures, my friends, my personal posts, my everything? I’m not ready for that. I’ve only just swiped him right on…

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Purim is Coming

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A brief glimpse of a vibrant yellow tutu, and you can feel that it’s coming. Whether it’s a gang of small girls dressed like superheroes or a crew of grown men dressed as fairies, it’s a clear sign that Purim is fast approaching, and the entire country is ready to celebrate. For anyone not familiar, Purim…

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