Tag: war life

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Writing from home
Caroline Goldberg Igra

The Weight of Words

Letters. Black on white. They usually adhere to their two-dimensional habitat. Sedate, well-behaved. But what happens when they leap off the surface and issue blood-curdling screams? That is the case this grey morning. My head reflexively

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My Five-Year-Old Chayal

My five-year-old son is currently wearing his army uniform costume we bought him for Purim nearly three months ago. Since then, he has taken every opportunity given to him to wear it. Little religious boys wear

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Writing from home
Alla Turovskaya

Where the Parrots Go

They sing.At the stupid o’clockwheneven Sunhasn’tgot up yetbut only opened its eyes,stretched out and yawnedthese irksome creatures alreadytweetchirppeepsingtheir dumb happy songsand don’tlet me sleep. They sing.Clang, tinkle, ring.When I work.When I walk.When I speakon the phone.I

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Writing from work
Avrum Rosensweig

Yom HaZikaron 2024

Photo of Nir Maman I live in Canada, many miles away from Israel and Gaza. I am a committed Jew however, ensconced in thought everyday about my fellow Jews fighting a war for our people. I’m

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Writing from home
Gayle Danis Rinot

Cleared for Publication

Today is May 13, 2024. Memorial Day in Israel. It’s not a shopping and vacation holiday like in the U.S. Rather it is a day of somber reflection and sadness when we mourn our war dead

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Writing from home
Fran Levin

Freeze

     I’m not brave.     I have never offered to check if there’s a burglar or terrorist outside in our garden when the dog growls and barks at night.     I take a tranquillizer before I visit

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Writing from home
Miriam Roskind

Broken Hearts

Some people wear their heart on their sleevesTo show it off to all aroundMine lays heavy, tied round my neckIt’s weight, it’s worth I’ve avowed Some people’s hearts protected and safeAwait that pure moment of loveMine

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Writing from home
Rachel Secunda

Waiting for Friday

Some days you can try to close your eyes and ears to the world and the war and just focus on your immediate family and your life. But in order to do that you can’t listen

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Writing from home
Rachel Secunda

Day 12

It has been nearly two weeks.Somehow time has managed to crawl by and speed past.We have been living in a weird alternate reality.There isn’t any routine. School is still not functional.Rockets are still falling. My kids

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