lizrael update

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lizrael update
Been babbling about expat life since 2004. Ever since, I moved to Israel, found work, finished an MA, married, settled the 'burbs, had 2 babies. This is where I take notes on life as a US expat in Israel. Isn't that what it's all about?
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  • Am I supposed to be here? 1 month ago It’s been 15 years since I came out to my family that I’d be moving to Israel after university finished. It was two years before the ‘disengagement’, it was during the second intifada, a couple years after Nefesh b’Nefesh started. … Continue reading →
  • Still life with stilts. 3 months ago It wasn’t just fun because you were a wobbly Bambi child while trying to walk on stilts, grasping me for dear life… clinging to me while we both laughed so hard from our bellies… cracking up as you’re falling forward … Continue reading →
  • What if we don't wanna be the toy? A Eurovision post. 3 months ago It’s can be so hard to be Israeli. It’s can be so hard to get shit all the time, from every direction. To never be able to ‘choose’ a side because the game is always changing and anyway, there is … Continue reading →
  • The Prime Minister makes a PowerPoint 4 months ago It’s night three of my daughter’s cough and it’s gotten much better. I’m sitting uncomfortably on the Hello Kitty stool next to the crib, with my forefinger making lines in her palm, my phone on ‘play’ in the other hand, … Continue reading →
  • Koala update: Nine years 4 months ago What a year, man. This time last year I was terrified to break your heart, making the decision to change schools. You are a deep thinker and a deeper feeler… but somehow your intense curiosity got the better of any … Continue reading →

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Janet Meresman
20:14 PM April 28, 2013

i go to lizrael update daily to see what "lizrael" has to share. she is so full of knowledge and caring. "lizrael" continues to inspire and shares about her family, friends and life that you just want to know more about this expat and her day to day experiences in israel and beyond.

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