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Torah with no silver lining

*Warning: The material in this post is dark and potentially disturbing. It was originally a d’var Torah that I delivered in my Bible class as a reflection on the story of the Levite and his concubine that appears in Judges … Continue reading

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Though the Gates May Close

When I returned home from Uganda, I had every intention of writing a blog post entitled “While the Gates Are Open”, in which I would process what I had seen, learned and experienced in the field and connect it somehow … Continue reading

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City Gal

After eight weeks in Uganda and two field visits, I am starting to feel more comfortable and have been able to start thinking more about the place I’m in, instead of feeling like I’m in survival mode just to find … Continue reading

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A Tiny Fish in a Great, Big Sea

It seems I alternate between working with small, grassroots organizations and big organizations with connections to government and a broad impact. Those who have been reading this blog for years will remember the frustration I felt in Jerusalem, when I … Continue reading

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Muzungu

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend three days in Kiboga District in central Uganda, where the Ugandan research team I am working with conducted day-long meetings with each of the three farmer groups in Kiboga (two experimental groups … Continue reading

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Luck, or Really, Why am I Here?

Seven days after arriving in Uganda, I contracted my first (and hopefully last) stomach bug of the summer. As I laid on the floor of my bathroom all night in pain, I was flooded with memories of all the times … Continue reading

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Another year, another new place

Another year, another new home. This time, Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. My first time in Africa, but clearly I’m no stranger to living abroad (for those keeping track at home—USA, Spain, Israel, Nepal and now Uganda). Ever since … Continue reading

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