About the Author


Liba Pearson

Liba Pearson lives in Jerusalem.

High Priestess

The shmata on my head is a statement as bold as my red curls: I am proud to be a Jew.

Finding The One

How do I know if this is the person I want to be with for the rest of my life?

Surviving a Long-Distance Relationship

Keeping a relationship alive across the miles is no easy task. These tips make the job more manageable.

How To Survive Getting Dumped

When it comes to getting over a relationship's demise, a little patience and play-acting go a long way.

Comforting the Pained

What is the right thing to say to someone in deep pain? Jewish insights into comforting those who need it most.

Just The Way You Are

Love is not a do-it-yourself project. So when looking for a spouse, pick one you can live with -- off-the-rack.

Hooray for Fighting!

Brawling comes with the territory of any real relationship. But prize fighters make arguing a way of coming closer together.

The Figure in the Doorway

A mother's love can never be repaid.

When Calamity Begins

The 17th of Tammuz is a day of distortion, of confusion, of fear. The looming specter of war makes this very clear.

Real Jewish Mothers

Mother's Day is not a Jewish holiday; it's a brilliantly contrived marketing tool. But try telling that to my mother.

After the Fall

How do you rebuild after losing everything? Ask David Hatuel.

Hidden in Thunder

Those who took up arms weren't the only heroes in the Holocaust.

Should We Not Dance?

A Jerusalem resident's personal reaction to the bus bombing.

Why I Am Not Afraid

Terrorists want our fear as much as our blood. Whatever happens, they sure won't get my fear.

And We All Pray...

How do we Israelis deal with this constant killing that lurks around every corner, flaring up in periodic, spectacular displays of just how evil man can be?

"I am a Jew. My mother is a Jew..."

I don't know what kind of Jew Daniel Pearl was -- if he went to synagogue regularly or thought about keeping kosher. And it just doesn't matter.

We Are Not Moving

Our enemies seek to destroy more than our bodies: it is our spirit. It is in this that they are most mistaken. Nothing is so indomitable as the Jewish spirit.

The Mother Brigade

My mother led a one-woman solidarity mission to Israel to prop up the nation's economy and flagging spirits.

Bring Us to Our Borders in Peace

"There is an undercurrent of tension. I am all too aware that, not so far away, Jewish police officers and soldiers are putting their lives on the line to protect Israel."

Nothing for Granted

Yom Ha'atzmaut marks the moment when Israel burst into being. More than ever, it's nothing to be taken for granted.

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