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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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  • The things that change and don't change in fifteen years. 2 weeks ago 15 years ago, I landed at Ben Gurion airport and a Russian-accented משרד הפנים rep told me I’ve been spelling my last name wrong my entire life as he prepped my paperwork. Last night, I was helping my son with his math homework in averages and after puzzling over the inaccurate wording...
  • What happens after the last baby 2 weeks ago What happens after the last baby? Why is it so disarming? And why do so many of us go through it while feeling so alone? The post What happens after the last baby appeared first on lizrael update.
  • The national condition of feeling stuck 5 months ago Everything feels stuck. Every post on my feeds is “hoping for the best, but…” “I didn’t know what to do, so I just…” “well, nothing’s going to make a difference, so…” I sense the stuckness in the street, I sense the stuckness at work, I am pounded over the head with the...
  • lizrael update: just things. 5 months ago This may be my longest stretch of not writing here. For the sake of breaking that streak, just some quickies. Give me a month to collect some thoughts and come back. Town life If I’ve changed over the last ten years, it’s not at the same pace or degree as my ‘village’ from what seems......
  • From Drags to Bitches: The implications of mainstreamed drag culture on women 8 months ago In December 2018, I watched an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a decades-old reality show featuring a competition for drag queens. The episode was a doozy to start with, because the week’s challenge was to not dress up in glamour but dress down – as nude women. This set me off on what became...

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  • Top 10 Ways Living in Israel is Not at all What You Think Expat Blog Awards 2013 Israel: the land of milk and honey and... an abundance of preconceived notions, stereotypes, expectations. Some good, others bad, many beautiful and plenty ugly.But... living in Israel is not what you think! For instance, I haven't eaten a falafel...

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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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