Archive for January 2011

sleep shall come soon

January 30, 2011

decisions – do I stay up 3 hours, or sleep now, and wake in about 2, to feed Z?


more on ZoĆ« and on sleep

January 29, 2011

So Z has become bigger (56 cms & 5 kgs at the one month mark!) and stronger
She also almost turned over today, at age 6 weeks + 1 day

And last night, when Z was about to go back to sleep, R woke up with a nightmare
I’ve been up too long

need sleeppppppppppzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Barking up the wrong tree

January 24, 2011

Why is it that I have defended BTselem, that organization which has attacked Israel?
Because it hasn’t attacked Israel, in my opinion. It has tried to keep us human.
Perhaps they have made errors, but all in all, they try to do good.
No, BTselem does not instigate riots, no it does not create lies. And yes, it has been the source for a large chunk of IDF inquiries into its own actions.
Not in order to bring someone to prison.
Not in order to make Israel look bad.
In order to force Israel to do right, to obtain things legally, humanely, and without infringing human rights.

Why does BTselem post the list of its donors, while the organization most against it does not?
Because it tries to work according to truth and justice, not for any other reason…
And yes, I know some people will disagree, but I am not defending any other body.
PLEASE, check again. BTselem tries to stay clean, truthful, and that’s not who we should be trying to quiet or fighting. It’s the organization that most people I know actually agree with – that the IDF should be the most ethical, that we should try not to infringe human rights…
And no, quoting Caroline Glick will not help, nor NGO Monitor (whatever it’s called), because they both placed mistruths, and did not really check the facts.


January 18, 2011

my daughter is in her carriage, asleep.
she is trying to turn over.
she is weeks old.

“It is a great commandment to be happy”

January 16, 2011

This is a well known statement in Hebrew.
And if it is true, I wonder how much greater a commandment it is to make others (if possible, everybody) happy…

more romy!

January 13, 2011

gorgeous Romy

January 10, 2011

and here she is, my talented 3-year-old, dancing to Regina Spektor: