Health, Family, Money: Visiting an Orthodox Jewish Home

Posted in Culture| Israel| Jerusalem
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Living in Los Angeles, I am rarely far from a Jewish community. When I moved into my first apartment near Beverly Hills, I quickly found myself to be in the minority. Not because I was a black woman (though that factored in too), but because I was one of probably 2 or 3 non-Jewish families in the…

Israel: Top 10 Things I Learned

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Subtitle: “What I didn’t know could fill a blog post”. Just getting back from 2 and half weeks in Israel, Palestine and Jordan and though I have 1000 different thoughts floating around in my head, its hard to know where to begin writing.  The trip was nothing short of amazing. That’s not to say that everything went according…