Monthly Archives: November 2012

I Live Until I Die

I had breakfast with a friend who was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer. She was told that she has about six months to live. She wanted her bagel toasted, and decaf coffee. As long as she’s alive, she is … Continue reading

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Social Conventions and Manners – An Immigrant’s Perspective #2

A disclaimer: My post is about how things used to be, and is not necessarily accurate anymore. It depicts some people and behavior which is not shared by all. ———————————————————————————————————- In my youth, getting on the bus in Israel – even … Continue reading

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I Am the Soldier Who Slept In Your Home

Reblogged from my friend Shimon I Am the Soldier Who Slept In Your Home Posted on November 22, 2012 | I Am the Soldier Who Slept In Your Home By: Yishai G (reserve soldier) Hello, While the world watches the … Continue reading

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Biased Reporting – Los Angeles Times and Israel

Israeli family is hiding during a rocket attack. At the onset I’ll admit that I’m not objective. But because I’m not objective I try to be aware and not fall into the predictable stance of “my position is the right one”. Those who … Continue reading

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Jack in the Box – An Immigrant’s Perspective

Why I first arrived in Houston, Texas in the dead of night on a flight from Israel is a long story.  It was many, many years ago, yet I vividly remember the plane landing quite late at night, and being … Continue reading

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Airing Dirty Laundry – An Immigrant’s Perspective

Writing truthfully about my immigrant experience can lead down many unflattering avenues. A couple of days ago, as I was reviewing a critical, but humorous blog about some experiences with an unruly Israeli crowd, I was  struck by pangs of … Continue reading

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I Speak English, You Speak! – An Immigrant’s Perspective #1

This is the first in a series about immigration. ——————————————————————————————————- Until yesterday I believed that I’d thought through all the trials and tribulations that go with being an immigrant. Wrong! While attending a professional workshop, the speaker who was born … Continue reading

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