It starts with a tightness in my chest. Slow and searing, it feels like my heart has a clamp around it, suffocating me from feeling anything besides deprivation and heaviness. My breathing switches gears and starts speeding; I’m gasping and I can’t keep up. As the corners of the room start to curl in, I…

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It has been four years since I was wheeled into the operating room not knowing whether I was to come out alive.  Not knowing whether I would come out with my child. But knowing 100% that I would never bring forth life from my womb again. At the time, I was completely at peace knowing…

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It’s so hard for me to be far away from him, not to be able to hold him through this, for me to grieve alone and not say my goodbyes, and to manage everything on the home front. Today it’s been a month since my husband left to go abroad to be with his family…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone.  Some physically, some financially, many, if not most, emotionally.  Each one of us typically wears so many different hats, and each one of those has been affected by our current situation.  Our community has stepped up in so many ways to address the current challenges so many of us…

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Three years ago, Yom Hazikaron took on a whole new meaning for me. That’s not to say that the day wasn’t meaningful beforehand. But since three years ago, it just all hit home that much more.  Three years ago, I started dating a guy named “Doron,” who had been in an elite unit in the…

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“During Tzuk Eitan (Operation Protective Edge), the war of summer 2014, I was a commander in the officer’s course. We were supporting the Iron Dome system. During the war with Gaza, there were many rocket attacks. My family lives in the South and they were under rocket fire. The Iron Dome stopped many rockets from…

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