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Miriam Katz

Miriam Katz is a freelance writer and editor. She lives with her husband in Jerusalem.
Matzah: The Taste of Freedom

Matzah: The Taste of Freedom

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Eating Matzah connects us to our innermost essence, where our true freedom lies.


Homecoming

Homecoming

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Days after we got married, we suddenly found ourselves with nowhere to live. How do you build the home of your dreams in a hotel room?


Found in Translation

Found in Translation

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The Spanish couple on the textbook was breezy and carefree. The Italians were beautiful and moody. Now I'm living in Israel learning Hebrew and it's a whole different story.


Eat, Bubele, Eat

Eat, Bubele, Eat

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Marriage has brought out my latent Yiddishe-mama genes. Suddenly I've become a person who frets about whether the kugel is crispy on top.


The Scam

The Scam

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Yes, I'm a sucker. But in a culture where skepticism is the norm, I'm glad that my instinctive response is to trust the sincere intentions of others.


Hippie Chanukah

Hippie Chanukah

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Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.


The Inner Exile

The Inner Exile

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Everywhere else in the world being Jewish makes you different. In Israel, being Jewish is normal. And that, somehow, is the strangest thing of all.


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