You’re in Israel or made aliyah and have tummy trouble. Here’s what you can take for diarrhea, gas, and stomach ailment. Continue reading The Aliyah Files #29 Diarrhea, Gas, and Other Tummy Trouble. What OTC meds can you take for relief?
When I made aliyah we moved to Karmiel in Northern Israel. Karmiel had a very small Anglo population so my neighbors were all native Israelis. While not having English-speaking neighbors was a challenge, these neighbors helped me acquaint to a … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #28 The Aliyah Homemaker: Washing floors the Israeli way
When I’m achy and miserable I want relief. I also want TLC, soup, and a hot beverage but that can’t be bought at the pharmacy. So what OTC meds can one find at a pharmacy in Israel that are equivalent … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #27 You’ve finished your stash of Motrin and Tylenol, now what? Here’s the Israeli OTC medication guide for Fever, Aches & Pains
DO YOU LOVE BOOKS? I do, plus I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm. As much as I love books I don’t own every book I’ve read nor have I kept every book I’ve bought. Gasp! Is it sacreligious to give away books? … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #28 How to downsize your book collection
Unicorns are very ‘in’ these days. So is fairy dust and glitter. These things are cutesy and girly. But… if we’re a grown up and have a home to manage REAL DUST is no fairy tale. No forest creature is … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #26: My home is so dusty! Help!
We’re made it to the end of the long, hot summer vacation and it’s BACK TO SCHOOL. Here are some suggestions as a mom and (former) classroom teacher. Since kids generally have to choose between socializing and eating they will … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #25: Best Snacks to Send to School
Having ample storage space is an extremely common dilemma regardless if have lots of stuff or lean toward minimalistic tendencies. Unlike pop-up reminders on our phones that say “storage space almost full…manage your storage in settings” we don’t need a … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #24: Helpful solutions for lack of storage space that don’t involve drilling holes in the wall
Baby, it’s hot outside. Maybe not fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot but hot enough that I thank the Almighty that air conditioning was invented and grateful ours works. Regardless if one is having fun in the sun or chillaxing indoors with a mazgan … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #23: Summer is Sizzling. Stay Hydrated!
You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Jewish Standard Time’ (JST for short) which means running ‘fashionably late’ for just about everything. Is this acceptable? Yes or no depending on the situation. After making aliyah you will encounter a few new TIME … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #22 It’s About Time. A post about being on time, starting on time, and scheduling
Let’s compare some THEN AND NOW details of my life. THEN: Prior to making aliyah my husband and I lived in a small house, had four children (KH), and two cars. NOW: 9 years later after making aliyah, my husband … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #21 The Ultimate in Decluttering Part IV
Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is known as the New Year of the trees. This day marks the season in when the earliest-blooming trees Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. This year … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #20: The month of Shevat important events: Tu B’Shevat and First Semester Report Cards
I was in the produce section at the grocery shaking my head in dismay at the prices I lamented it was cheaper to buy potato chips than fruits and vegetables. My friend, a fellow shopper, replied with a question “Would … Continue reading The Aliyah Files Files #19: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Chocolate, marshmallow, and a cookie. Is it s’mores or something else? A snack attack has hit. Whatcha gonna eat? Continue reading The Aliyah Files #11: America’s got S’Mores. Israel’s got Krembos. Comparison of these 2 Marshmallow Treats
Autumn has arrived in Israel! Will you find pumpkin-spiced latte and colorful leaves? Read on to find out. Continue reading The Aliyah Files #10: Pumpkin-Spiced Latte
Welcome to all the new olim who arrived on this morning’s Nefesh B’Nefesh flight! 100 °F weather is probably making you wonder what you’re getting yourself into, but don’t dismay. The temperature does cool off… eventually. My biggest aliyah tip … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #18: Welcome to Israel!
Warning! Warehouse club mentality is hazardous to your aliyah. Let me explain what this means. It means don’t buy in bulk or x-large quantities ever again. THERE IS VERY LITTLE STORAGE SPACE IN ISRAEL. I REPEAT: THERE IS VERY LITTLE … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #17: Ditch the Warehouse Club Mentality
No matter where on the planet we find ourselves, there will be occasional headaches, stomachaches, and other minor discomforts. If your favorite standbys for these ailments have been Tylenol, Pepto, or other OTC medications you are going to need to … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #16: Over-the-Counter-Medication
In previous blog posts I have advised what NOT to bring on aliyah. This issue of the Aliyah Files focuses on items I recommend purchasing once you arrive in Israel. Kum kum (coom coom)-an electric kettle to heat your water … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #15: 5 Items to buy the first week after of arriving in Israel
If you can understand the following sentence you are doing a great job on your Hebrew acquisition: The kablan was at the apartment doing shputzim so I grabbed some mishmishim for fruit snack, told the kids to get their bimbas, … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #14: Essential Hebrew Part II
Whether or not you go to ulpan (ool-pan) (intensive classes where you learn Hebrew), here are some essential words you will want to learn ASAP. The teacher in me knows that introducing too many vocabulary words at one time will … Continue reading The Aliyah Files #13: Essential Hebrew Part I