Ep 4: Dark Crows

In the first few weeks, I hardly ever remember my dreams. I feel like I’m drowning in the harsh, dull life of waking up the same time every day and wearing the exact same clothes and doing the same thing and meeting the same people. What a yawn.  On weekends I wear some makeup and […]

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Ep 3: Beige Nightmares

I’ve had Insomnia throughout my teenage years. I’d close my eyes and wait for sleep but it wouldn’t come, so Insomnia became my friend. We would read, watch late-night TV, look at the first morning light. I’ve had sleepless nights during my military service, too. I needed more time to be myself, lying awake in bed, […]

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Ep. 2: Bootcamp Sucks

This is one of the most painful lessons I’ve ever learned: I am outrageously, disappointingly, disgustingly, privileged. Growing up with the rich kids, I always felt like I was the underdog. My friends always had more money than I did, their families traveled more, they had better clothes, their parents weren’t divorced. But in Bootcamp, […]

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All are One

It’s the most common, basic story. A young man is born into an upper society, where his education is the top priority. Along the way, the young man is being exposed to the sufferings of this world. He goes on a journey, and somewhere out there meets God. Roy Rabinovici was born in Israel but […]

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Geffilte Fish and Nipples

Geffilte Fish is a traditional East-European Jewish dish. A fish is being ground whole, bones and fins, and then rearranged as a patty. It is cooked in water and served cold on Holidays, sometimes with a piece of carrot to add some color to the gray lump. It has a fishy, sweet flavor. Happy Holidays! […]

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Circles Circles Circles

In her early 20’s, Yael Livneh was a shepherd.It was tough, physical work, walking a herd of 80 goats into the desert mountains, cleaning after them, chasing stray goats.Goats need a leader, and back then, she didn’t know how to be one for them. She had to chase them around as they followed an assertive […]

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Worldwide

Psychodelic dreams with colors and sound, seeing melodies, sitting by a bonfire outdoors and making music with flowers. Soundtracks of movies, westerns, kung-fu. Every genre of music. These are some of the things that inspire Yossi Bozo, who just recently published his new album – Connexion Divina. We sit in his apartment in Tel Aviv, […]

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Poco a poco

Dayana sits by the bar after the lunch service, drinking a margarita, her apron is still tied around her waist. This is supposed to be a light, easy story about Mexican cuisine. It’s not. The story begins in Jardín Mangos, a neighborhood by the shore in Acapulco, a central city in the South of Mexico. […]

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To Abide

Freedom is probably one of the most important things for artist Uzi Benita. Sitting in his room in South Tel-Aviv, surrounded by his paintings and books, the subject of freedom keeps coming up. He is not so much of a rebel per se, but he lives life in his own rhythm.He seems completely age-less, with […]

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Midwinter

The plane descends into the clouds. As the grey clouds scatter, they reveal the country beneath – snowy mountaintops, and then frozen, tough ground with naked trees.Outside the plane, the cold air feels sharp like tiny knives on the cheeks and it’s hard to breathe. Hungary. We get inside a black van, my mother-in-law sits […]

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Routine Break

Cities have two faces – one turning inside, for the locals, and one turning outside, for the tourists. As the soft sand squeaks under the feet in Platis Gialos beach in Sifnos, I look envious at the locals and wonder what I am missing. Back home some tourists must be jealous of me for living […]

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Happy Roshoshana

Our room’s porch viewed the town and the mountains around, and roosters called each morning. There weren’t many restaurants around, and the hotel’s restaurant was the biggest, so it attracted many people. It was not bad, too. It was Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. I guess many Israelis used the opportunity to go on […]

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Singapore Sling

After a well-needed good night’s sleep, we woke up to a fresh day and went to find coffee and breakfast. The whole scenery outside was completely changed and there were no remains from the night, only normal everyday city life. Inside a quiet alley, a few women were frying and serving chicken on skewers, so […]

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Oh, the Places

 Days of travel take a big variety of different experiences. Taxi drivers, expensive beer at the airport, connecting flights, strange people. Buses, minibusses, trains, ferries. Changing view out the window, sunrise, sunset, rain, clear skies, gas stations, refreshment stops. With the backpack on me, with the backpack in the baggage, with the backpack god knows […]

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