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  • July 19, 2016: Saved by the Yellow Jerseys

    I’ve been doing a lot of mountain biking lately. Usually, I find myself on beautiful, desolate trails and ride up into the hills as the sun sets. (Yes, it does get dark and that can lead to problems, but that’s for another post.) Yesterday morning, for some reason unknown to me at the time, I […]

  • February 28, 2017: Happy Birthday Mom

    Today we celebrate life. Today marks the day an amazing person joined our world. 50 years ago today, my mother was born. On this day my mother began her journey. This day, is when it all started. My mother’s life was filled with ups and downs like all of ours, so what made her so […]

  • December 11, 2016: Knowing the Future but Living the Present

    My daughter Miriam spoke on Shabbat about her mother. My son Yedidya’s Bar Mitzvah was earlier in the week. These were her remarks: ___________ At his Bar Mitzvah, Yedidya talked about the importance of looking ahead and planning for the future. But he also spoke about living in the current moment. Not just worrying about […]

  • November 4, 2016: Holidays Without Mom

    I don’t remember much from before my mother’s diagnosis. I remember going to school and playing with friends. I remember coming home to find some after-school snack my mom had prepared for us (yes, everyday). I remember going upstairs to tell my dad about whatever happened at school (when he worked from home). I remember […]

  • October 15, 2016: Why Nov?

    For those who don’t know, I’ve just begun my third year of high school at Ulpn at Eyal BaRama, located in Moshav Novin the Golan Heights. As you can imagine, I get asked quite a lot why I chose to go to a school that’s roughly 4-5 hours away from my home,in Neve Daniel, Gush […]

  • July 14, 2016: I’m back

    Hello. It’s been a long time since I posted. Long before this blog became a chronicle of our struggle with cancer, it was a place where I could make observations about the wonderful insanity that characterizes the amazing country where I chose to move. It was also the place to write about all the wonderful […]

  • September 21, 2015: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Yom Kippur

    As Rosh Hashanah approached, I was nervous. All I could think about were the holidays 2 years previously. Back then, when we reached Unatane Tokef, I practically ripped myself in two. After all, the prayer is quite clear — between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, our fate is sealed. Whether we live or die is […]

  • May 28, 2015: Mother’s Day

    This is not a post about Stella. This is not a post about me. It is not about running, or biking, or even all-night hikes. It’s about my daughter Rivka and my wife Gilly. Since I have not blogged in awhile. Rivka has done extremely well and is about to complete her first year of […]

  • April 1, 2015: Redemption

    The unthinkable can and does happen. The unthinkable. The unimaginable. The pain in your wife’s stomach that leads to the visit to the emergency room that leads to the call from the doctor saying one of the most feared words you can ever hear. Cancer. The next call that says the tests are done. There […]

  • January 29, 2015: Look at the Blue!

    The sky is very blue today. Sure it’s not such a rare event. Many times it’s just there and you walk around under it without even noticing. But sometimes it’s just amazing. There are many amazing things all around us. Things that make us smile and laugh and cry and raise our arms in the […]