Tova In Israel

I moved my family to Israel on August 23, 2015 from New Jersey, USA. My blog focuses on all the amazing experiences I come across while navigating through our new life in Israel. My other focus is to highlight the positivity of Israel to help inspire others to one day make the move too. If you have any questions about moving to Israel, please feel free to reach out on the Contact Me page or to my email TovaInIsraelBlog@gmail.com. Looking forward to hearing from you! Watch Tova In Israel as she is interviewed by Nachum Segal on the Nachum Segal Network: https://youtu.be/c5c7dRrCo0U

Living and Loving the City Life

Living and Loving the City Life

The notion of living without a car may not seem like a foreign idea to you, if you’ve lived in a city all your life. Or it may seem like the farthest concept if you grew up like me, in a suburban town. For my entire life, living in New Jersey communities, I traveled by car. Remember those station wagons that you rode to school in? I used to sit backwards in the trunk and climb out through the window, dragging my school bag behind me. Then we had all different styles of minivans — with new features each time the latest model came out. Once married and our kids were school-aged, we leased our first minivan with two sliding doors. I was thrilled — it would definitely make driving carpool less stressful.
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First article posted on Times of Israel Blogs

First article posted on Times of Israel Blogs

You can find my newest blog post published on Times of Israel. Thanks for checking in! Enjoy!

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/living-somewhere-between-fear-and-freedom/
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Only in Israel Opportunities

Only in Israel Opportunities

Since moving to Israel, we’ve had many opportunities to host students studying here from abroad for their gap year. They’re away from their families, and we’re happy to make them feel at home. Some of these high school graduates have acclimated to their new environment, while others are very homesick. Can’t blame them. For us, each time it is definitely a noteworthy experience. My kids love having new people to give them attention- play games, tell stories, and just talk with them. And my husband and I love having “time off” while the kids are entertained by others. So it’s a win-win situation for hosts and guests!

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It’s Enough Already!

I can’t stay silent after the tragedy that happened in Tel Aviv. It occurs all the time. More senseless, brutal murders. In cold blood. This time with an automatic weapon. Not a knife. We never know where it’ll happen. And when walking on any given street, we are aware that a terrorist attack has already happened in that spot. Because they happen everywhere. The terrorists don’t discriminate. They hate us all. They hate us for living in Israel. They hate Israel. They want to rid us out of our homeland.

I pray for the victims, and for the families of the victims. Please don’t let there be anymore.

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New Years Eve and Missing Our Friends

New Years Eve and Missing Our Friends

Friendship is a wonderful thing- so many levels and dimensions. So many friends from so many different times in our lives. Childhood, school age, camp, high school, seminary (gap year), college, workplace, community, and so on.

Friends are the family we get to choose. It’s really amazing when you meet someone, you either click or you don’t. It’s even more amazing when as a couple, all 4 spouses get along. Personalities can be so different or so similar, and somehow it just works.

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