Articles By: Rachel
I love to travel to places with the fewest American tourists. In the last few years, I've been to Morocco, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, and Panama. Always open to new suggestions!
I had the unbelievable experience of being present during a historic moment today. I was at Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the Women of the Wall prayer service when, for the first time, police actively protected women donning prayer shawls. Since 1988, the Women of the Wall have met at the Old City’s Western Wall
Ruth Andrew Ellenson is a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People, Huffington Post, The Forward and many other publications. She received the National Jewish Book Award for editing the best-selling anthology “The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt.”
One of the best things about living in a tiny country like Israel is how easy it is to escape from one part of it to a drastically different part of it. And by this, I don’t mean leaving the city for the suburbs (as was often what I did in New York), but leaving Tel Aviv for the desert.
Believe it or not, this picture was taken after Ben and I spent two days writhing in pain from food poisoning…on our honeymoon. A second after this photo was shot, I was popping Tums and trying to find water.