Inspired by her Aliyah experience, Laura Ben-David began writing and never stopped. She is the author of the book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, a humorous memoir of her move to Israel. She has spoken about Israel and Aliyah all over the United States and Israel.
Naturally I want my kids to know all about their own anatomy and, when the time comes, the things they will be doing with their anatomy in the future. And I should be great at this stuff. I’ve…been a teacher, I’ve been a nurse—in a maternity ward, no less—and let’s face it: I’ve been a mother for 25 years. If I’m not an expert, who is? While in theory I always planned on “having the talk” with my kids—and I always eventually did—I was hardly ever in a rush. So as my… >> Read More
It all started with a note taped to a refrigerator. Not just any fridge; this was the staff refrigerator in a hospital maternity ward in Jerusalem. The nurse, who discovered the note, was placing her…pumped breast milk therein when she noticed it. "To Whom It May Concern," read the politely worded note with a less than polite message, "Please do not store breast milk in this refrigerator. The Staff." Back just a few days from her maternity leave, as the only nursing mother on staff, the letter may as… >> Read More