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Hillary Gordon
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Yes, you can be a Feminist and a Zionist
Read the original article in the Forward by Miriam Barghouti here . I'm sure I'm not the only woman in Israel and abroad who was upset by the headline alone of this piece by Miriam Barghouti. Full disclosure: I am American born, live in Israel and my son is...

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My Year in Review
The Jewish year comes to a close tomorrow evening and as most of us probably do, I thought I would look back at this year. Here are a few of my thoughts: 1. In April, I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on my upper left arm, that fell somewhere in bet...

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Easter Envy
This has been a busy week for the sons of Abraham. While no major Muslim holiday fell during this week (although Ramadan is coming up soon in May), Christians celebrated Holy Week, culminating in Easter. Jews celebrated Passover, culminating in an indecent ...

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TMI
Caution! This post contains TMI. If you don't want to know TMI about me, I suggest you move on to another post. This morning, my doctor confirmed that I had medically reached menopause. My hormone levels fit the exact levels for a woman in menopause. I am s...

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My 20 Year Old Gift
I haven't known many things for sure in my life, but I did know, from a young age, that I wanted to be a mom.  Of course, wanting and becoming are two different things. I married at 23, and was ready to have kids right away. My husband felt differently so w...

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Teenagers (eye roll)
Yesterday, my youngest daughter participated in a "lobby" day for LGBT rights at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament). She went as a member of her youth group which also serves that community. She suggested I write a blog post about it because it was a very imp...

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Closing the Door on Childhood
When I was a senior in high school, I remember walking in to school one day and being confronted with the news the one of our class members and a friend of mine, had been killed by a drunk driver. It's hard for a teenager to stare mortality in the face as a...

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Finding Your Own Voice
This summer, I was forced to confront the reality that one of my kids didn't like summer camp. When I was young, I lived for going to camp every summer. I continued to work there as a college student and eventually worked there professionally after I was ma...

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Fifty and More than Fine
Today is my sister's 50th Birthday. I don't think she would mind my telling you that, she's been hash tagging about it for a while now. It is a tradition in our family to write a song or poem for special occasions and since, unfortunately, I won't be there ...
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