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Miriam (Tara) Eliwatt

Miriam (Tara) Eliwatt has an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University. She has written and directed plays in the Jewish community as well as taught drama to elementary and high school-aged girls. She has performed most recently in the Regal Productions/Zir Chemed musical productions in Israel. You can check out her new blog onTimesofIsrael.com.

Aliyah Chronicles #10: The Next Move

Aliyah Chronicles #10: The Next Move

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In Israel, our willingness to take risks have grown.


Aliyah Chronicles #8: Our First Six Months

Aliyah Chronicles #8: Our First Six Months

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We've come a long way.


Aliyah Chronicles #7: Assertive Israelis

Aliyah Chronicles #7: Assertive Israelis

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Israel is not always an easy place. But when it's good, it's really good.


My First War: The Aliyah Chronicles #6

My First War: The Aliyah Chronicles #6

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Missile threat in New Jersey? Is this really happening to my life?


The Aliyah Chronicles #5: My American Children in Israel

The Aliyah Chronicles #5: My American Children in...

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Moving to Israel has been a great lesson in parenting.


Running Out of Gas: The Aliyah Chronicles #4

Running Out of Gas: The Aliyah Chronicles #4

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My terrifying moment as a new immigrant with minimal Hebrew language skills.


Transient Souls: The Aliyah Chronicles #3

Transient Souls: The Aliyah Chronicles #3

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Moving to Israel is a daunting, if not a downright crazy task to accomplish.


The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

The Aliyah Chronicles: Saying Good-Bye

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You can't transport to Israel all the piles of stuff that have defined your life for so long. What stays and what goes?


Unstuck: The Aliyah Chronicles

Unstuck: The Aliyah Chronicles

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Move to Israel? Are you nuts?


Miracles Happen Here: Aliyah Chronicles #9

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61 years after Israel's birth as a nation, miracles continue to happen here.