Category: Living intentionally


War in Pieces

During what has come to be known as the First Gulf War in 1991, Iraq bombarded Israel with Scuds (tactical ballistic missiles) that were believed to be armed with poison gas. The Israeli population was equipped with emergency kits that included a gas mask and filter and an atropine syringe....



My neighbor Rafic from across the kitchen courtyard knocked on my back door, his arms filled with liter-and-a-half bottles of mineral water. “Rivka called. The water is contaminated, probably from sewage. She says not to use boiled water either; only bottled water for cleaning fruit and vegetables, tooth brushing, and...

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