appeared in Family Chronicle, 2014 From a very young age, Niv understood that his surname, Sabinzer, was special. Outside of his immediate family-- Holocaust survivors and their descendants-- no one knew how to pronounce or spell it correctly. As he got older, Niv realized something else. Since he has no brothers and the men on his … Continue reading The Last Sabinzer
When you were little, did you ever create a brown-paper bag mask? Whether you cover your face with your hands and peek out from between your fingers or screw up your face into a parody of itself, you become, for the briefest of moments, someone else. And in the process, you recreate the oldest masks in history, … Continue reading Masks—Lookin’ Good!
Golani Sgt. Sean Carmeli, whose family lives in South Padre Island, Texas, was killed in Gaza on July 20th. Sean was a " lone soldier." Israeli soldiers generally get home every week or so, enjoying family, the amenities of home, favorite foods, a few hours of rest, and evenings with friends. Although lone soldiers-- volunteer non-nationals with … Continue reading Sean Carmeli
I usually don't share personal observations and reactions. So many of my friends have asked, however, that I feel I must describe the latest developments here in Israel. After years of Hamas bombing our southern towns, villages, and kibbutzim, to our collective relief, we responded mightedly by air. This was not enough. Since we left Gaza in … Continue reading War, personally