Month: July 2023

5 Hidden tips about Bituach Leumi

When I first made aliyah, ‘back when dinosaurs roamed the earth’, as my kids would say, Bituach Leumi was considered an opaque box of unpleasantness that was out to hide the money you had coming to you. Okay, slight hyperbole, but you get the picture. It was not a well-liked institution. In 2012, the government …

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What did my mother teach me?

What did I learn from my mother? When your parent is first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s almost a relief.  Finally, there’s a reason, an explanation for the ‘off’ behavior.  Ten years into the journey, the diagnosis becomes a bit of a grind.    It’s familiar, doable, but leaves an air of disappointment at every realization …

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