Poetry for work

Backstory At The Jewish Agency for Israel, where I work in Jerusalem, there's an Office of Global Customer Experience (GCE), which is relatively new. Amir, the Director of GCE, is the creative sort, as one might expect, and he believes that any successful "customer experience" must begin with an organization's employees, whom he also considers… Continue reading Poetry for work

Poor advice from a 1st grade teacher

Our first-ever parent-teacher conference Last week, we had our first parent-teacher conference with our 1st grade daughter's teacher. It was uplifting. Her teacher told us that our child is wonderful that she wishes she had a classroom of thirty children just like her. To be entirely honest, we weren't surprised by her feedback, but it… Continue reading Poor advice from a 1st grade teacher

Languages, or: Identities

A tricube best viewed on blog (not WP reader) I am most empowered in English. ะกั‡ะธั‚ะฐัŽ ั‡ั‚ะพ ั€ัƒััะบะธะน ั‚ะพะถะต ะผะพะน. | | | I feel that Russian is also mine. ืขื‘ืจื™ืช, ื”ื™ื ืฉื™ื™ื›ืช ืœืขืžื™. | | | Hebrew, she belongs to my people. Tricube rules: Each line contains three syllables.Each stanza contains three lines.Each poem… Continue reading Languages, or: Identities

Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?

My 1st 'blues stanza' Oh, Hebrew has long been our people's tongue Holy tongue, it's always been our ancient tongue That few know today for we're so far-flung Most Jews have seen it only in prayer books Though most don't ever open up prayer books How many give the Torah even single looks? Diaspora Jews… Continue reading Loose peoples, or: One tightly knit?