Vanya Green Assuied is a musician and licensed psychotherapist specializing in music and mindfulness for stress and pain reduction. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Israel to research Sephardic music and has studied the relationship between music and healing throughout the Mediterranean. Information on music and workshops can be found at www.vanyavoice.com and www.melodyworks.org.
It was my second time meeting with Chana with the hopes of renting her Jerusalem apartment. I was in Israel on a research grant and following an ulpan (intensive Hebrew immersion course) in…Jerusalem, had moved to Tel Aviv to be closer to my university. After just a few weeks of living by the water, I felt pulled back to Jerusalem. Chana went through a checklist of the idiosyncrasies of the apartment. It would be furnished and I would not need to, nor would I be permitted to, bring… >> Read More