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Education,Israeliness,Life

Ori at the Beach

I just came across Ori at the Beach, a picture book available in Hebrew/English and Hebrew/French. The simple and colorful board book written by Delphine Woda and illustrated by Daniel Deroo shows an Israeli boy playing in the sand. On …

Business,Life

Audited

For the 17 years that we have lived in Israel, we have been boy scouts when it comes to paying our U.S. taxes. We file our 1040s dutifully, even though there is rarely any tax to pay (we pay our …

Life

Stranded in the Judean Hills

I got the SMS around 3:00 PM on Friday. “Abba, I’m OK. But we’re kind of stuck on top of a mountain.” It was our 14-year-old son Aviv who was out with five students from his school, plus one of …

Life

Canadian Cop

The woman at the rental car agency desk at Toronto’s Pearson Airport eyed my Israeli driver’s license suspiciously. She looked at the laminated card, then up at me, then back and forth several times. “You’re going to have a problem …