The Jerusalem Post: "Middle Eastern Musings"

© KJ Hannah Greenberg, 2011

A measure of patience, a helping of tolerance, some fortitude, a handful of unity, and a dash of charif. Writings on the Israeli experience/Middle Eastern way of life.

May 30th, 2014. "Erev Shabbot."

Apr. 29th, 2014."The Not Flower Girl."

Mar. 26th, 2014. "Servant or Fool."

Feb. 27th, 2014. "Another Tekkes."

Jan. 17th, 2014. "Generations."

Dec. 26th, 2013. "My Thursday Skirt"

Dec. 16th, 2013. "Call Me 'Savta.'"

Dec. 4th, 2013. "Many Folded Fish in the Life of an Even Hashem and Frumpy Mom."

Nov. 15th, 2013. "Testing, Testing ...1...2...3."

Oct. 31st, 2013. "Reifying the Sentiment of Self."

Oct. 15th, 2013. "Cosmic Acupuncture."

Oct. 4th, 2013. "Rebranding."

Sep. 20th, 2013. "The Increments of Tishri."

Sep. 3rd, 2013. "The Final Moments of Elul."

Aug. 18th, 2013. "She's Gone."

Aug. 6th, 2013, "Growing Pains."

Jul. 22nd, 2013. "Smug."

Jul. 8th, 2013. "The Heimishe Graduation."

Jun. 23rd, 2013. "What a Chuppah!"

Jun. 10th, 2013, "Gun."

May 30th, 2013. "I Think I Can, I Think I Can."

May 21st, 2013. "Vibing Higher: A Givati Hashba'ah."

May 13th, 2013. "Approaching the Height that is Torah: Using Our Toolbox of Good Choices."

May 7th, 2013. "Pain."

Apr. 30th, 2013. "Of Media Serpents."

Apr. 23rd, 2013. "Marital Harmony."

Apr. 16th, 2013. "Arrogance vs. Emunah."

Apr. 9th, 2013. "Counting up to Shavuot."

Mar. 17th, 2013. "Embracing Life on Hashem's Terms."

Mar. 10th, 2013. "Entitlement."

Mar. 4th, 2013. "In the Army, Now."

Feb. 27th, 2013. "The Beauty of a Little Good."

Feb. 21st, 2013. "Distress."

Feb. 12th, 2013. "Supporting the Local Economy."

Feb. 8th, 2013. "That Most Important Reality Show."

Jan. 27th, 2013. "Bronchitis, Bacterial Complications, and Bigger Perspectives."

Jan. 8th, 2013. "Rain."

Jan. 4th, 2013. "Another Dumpster Fire."

Dec. 26th, 2012. "An Ongoing Crisis." 

Dec. 16th, 2012. "More about Judging Favorably."

Dec. 9th, 2012. "More Grousing."

Dec. 5th, 2012. "And Then Came Kislev."

Nov. 29th, 2012. Unbelievable: Part Two: Local Lunacies." 

Nov. 22nd, 2012. "Unbelievable: Part One: Relatively Smaller Matters."

Nov. 15th, 2012. The New Normal."

Oct. 24th, 2012. "Wedding Count Down: Staying in the Joy."

Oct. 19th, 2012. "Transitioning."

Oct. 10th, 2012. "Quietly Now."

Sep. 30th, 2012. "Holiday Joy."

Sep. 23rd, 2012. Loud and Soft: Stepping Toward Yom Kippur

Sep. 16th, 2012. "Shana Tova: Love, not Fear."

Sep. 10th, 2012. "Ani l'Dodi v'Dodi Li."

Aug. 26th, 2012. "Kallah v'Chatan."

Aug. 12th, 2012. "Supernal Music."

Aug. 5th, 2012. "Shemiras haLoshon: The Ongoing Importance of Guarding One's Tongue: Part III."

Jul. 23rd, 2012. "Shemiras haLoshon: The Ongoing Importance of Guarding One's Tongue: Part II."

Jul. 18th, 2012. "Shemiras haLoshon: The Ongoing Importance of Guarding One's Tongue: Part I."

Jul. 12th, 2012. "My Faith Restored." 

Jul. 4th, 2012. "Hashgacha Pratis."

Jun. 24th, 2012. "Once More Down the Aisle."

Jun. 20th, 2012. "Three Letters."

Jun. 11th, 2012. "Kiruv and Gefilte Fish."

Jun. 3rd, 2012. "'Contemporary Fs,' Part Two: Some Instances of Cultural Chauvinism."

May 28th, 2012. "'Contemporary Fs,' Part One: Some Observations on Cultural Chauvinism."

May 21st, 2012. "More than a White Gown."

May 13th, 2012. "Growing Up."

May 9th, 2012. "Friends."

Apr. 30th, 2012. "Small Changes."

Apr. 24rth, 2012. "The Merits of Counting."

Apr. 18th, 2012."Guard Your Life." 

Mar. 26th, 2012. "A Difficult Confluence of Events."

Mar. 18th, 2012. "Remembering Jeff Zaslow."

Mar. 11th, 2012. "Echoes of Eden: Salving our Collective Neshemot one Volume at a Time."

Mar. 7th, 2012. "A Case of Daunting Visual Yiddishkeit."

Mar. 1st, 2012. "First, be a Mensch: Derech Eretz Kadma l'Torah."

Feb. 22nd, 2012. "Anglos in Israel."

Feb 13th, 2012."Little Mosque on the Prairie: An Unfortunate Media Spin."

Feb. 6th, 2012. "Ulpan."

Jan. 29th, 2012. "Raising Children While Vetting Israeli Politics."

Jan. 24th, 2012. "Jewish Writing."

Jan. 16th, 2012. "Mirrors."

Jan. 9th, 2012. "From under a Rock."

Jan. 2nd, 2012. "Mindful Dating."

Dec. 26th, 2011.  "'Ephraim' and 'Manasseh.'"

Dec. 18th, 2011. "Chanukah Lights."

Dec. 13th, 2011, "Through the Eyes of Shabbot."

Dec. 5th, 2011. "Achdut."

Nov. 29th, 2011, "The Other Five."

Nov. 23rd, 2011, "Concentric Yiddishe Circles."

Nov. 14th, 2011,"The Olive Pickers."

Nov. 06, 2011, "Relative Riches: Familial Transitions."

Oct. 30, 2011, "I'm Okay, You're Okay, but Bring OU."

Oct. 23, 2011, "Moed Medleys."

Oct. 11, 2011. "Our Heimishe Sukkah."

Oct. 05, 2011. "Gratitude."

Sep. 25, 2011. "Forgiveness."

Sep. 20, 2011. "Rosh Hashanah and Recipes."

Sep. 13, 2011. "Also Speaking English."

Sep. 08, 2011. "Shabbot Always."

Aug. 29, 2011. "International Media Phubar: The Need to Rhetorically Guard our Jewish Homeland."

Aug. 22, 2011. "That Most Extensive of Balderdash."

Aug. 14, 2011. "A Seesaw Day." 

Aug. 10, 2011."Torah Teachers and Other Treasures."

Aug. 02, 2011. "The Heat of the Three Weeks."

Jul. 18, 2011. "Anniversary Reflections, Part Three."

Jul. 10, 2011. "Anniversary Reflections, Part Two."

Jul. 04, 2011. "Anniversary Reflections, Part One."

Jun. 28, 2011. "Professor in 'Wonderland.'"

Jun. 22, 2011. "Spies vs. Guides."

Jun. 19, 2011. "Effort, not Outcome."

Jun. 12, 2011. "Snoods, Sheitelim and Other Heady Matters."

Jun. 05, 2011. "Grateful to be a Yid, Part Six: Neither Location nor Hashkafa."

May 27, 2011.  "Grateful to be a Yid, Part Five: Dropouts."

May 17, 2011.  "Grateful to be a Yid: Part Four: Self-importance, a Characteristic that Ill-Suits Us."

May 13, 2011.  "Grateful to be a Yid, Part Three: It Would Have Been Enough: Gratitude for My Learning Partners."

May 09, 2011.    "Grateful to be a Yid, Part Two: Why Aliyah."

May 02, 2011.    "Grateful to be a Yid, Part One: Jewish Israeli/Israeli Jew,"

Apr. 10, 2011.  "Nisan and Ego Shrinking."

Mar. 17, 2011.  "Truly Alone."

Mar. 10, 2011. "When Valentines Went out and Mishloach Manot Baskets Came in."

Mar. 04, 2011.   "Why the Sudden Interest."

Feb. 25, 2011. "If It's Thursday, It's Almost Shabbot."

Feb. 16, 2011. "Every Child as Valid."

Feb. 11, 2011.  "Jukim."

Feb. 04, 2011.    "Who's a Jew, Part VII: Self-Actualization."

Jan. 17, 2011.   "Who's a Jew, Part VI: Blaring among the Mustards."

Jan. 12, 2011.   "Who's a Jew, Part V: The Fires of Rhetoric."

Jan. 04, 2011.     "Who's a Jew, Part IV: Jeans."

Dec. 29, 2010.  "Who's a Jew, Part III: Deflecting Common Misperceptions."

Dec. 22, 2010.  "Who's a Jew, Part II: So Much Clap Trap."

Dec. 17, 2010.  "Who's a Jew, Part I: Trying to Live Between Heaven and Earth."

Dec. 10, 2010.  "The Smugly 'Well-Behaved' and The League of the Irritatingly 'Virtuous.'"

Dec. 02, 2010.    "The Art of the Sabbath Nap."

Nov. 25, 2010.  "Kindergarten Kavod."

Nov. 18, 2010.  "Street Smarts."

Nov. 12, 2010.  "Investing in Life's True Pleasures."

Nov. 05, 2010.   "Living the Deal: A Call for Increased Spiritual Attentiveness in Contemporary Life."

Oct. 29, 2010.  "Tweaking Perspective."