Perspectives on what is happening in Israel from a family living in a very newsworthy part of the world.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Greatest Hits...At Jack's
Jack put out a call last week for your favorite posts. His roundup is here, and I must say that I enjoyed them all. Some were thought provoking and sad at the same time, like Irina's post and Sara's poem. Some were just thought provoking, like Psychotoddlers. And I really liked SeraphicSecret's nostalgic look back at his childhood reading material.
Go on over and read - and submit some of yours too. I think Jack will be doing another round soon.
What's a nice family like us doing in a place like this?
We are an Orthodox Jewish family that moved to Israel in 1991. We learned Hebrew, found work, moved to a nice suburban community 30 minutes from Tel Aviv, had a few kids...
Pretty boring, right?
It would be, if half the world weren't so obssessed with where we live.
The nice suburban community we moved to is in Samaria, in the west bank. When speaking to Israelis or other Orthodox Jews, we refer to the place we live in as the Shomron, using the biblical, Hebrew term for the region. We chose to use west bank in our name because it is more familiar to those who have never heard of the term Shomron.
Welcome to all of you interested in reading about what is happening in Israel from the perspective of a family living in a very newsworthy part of the world.