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Apply for a Blog Oct 10, 2019, 2:32 PM Featured Post Yom Kippur with Mr. Fishbag He took a seat in front of us and the entire row of worshippers cleared out; Here's what my Holocaust-survivor mother told us Aug 14, 2019, 1:27 PM Featured Post Israel, be my Tu B’Av valentine I no longer feel the toe-curling love I felt when I first met Israel as an adult, but I've come to realize that 'staying for the kids' works just fine Jul 17, 2019, 3:18 PM Featured Post Never again, Kellyanne Conway! Don't let the US president's senior staff get away with pushing a reporter to wear his Jewish heart on his sleeve Jul 3, 2019, 2:36 PM Featured Post Racism hurts: 2 nurses — 1 Ethiopian, 1 American, both Israelis When you're a nurse in Israel and your patient doesn't want you near her because of your religion or your dark skin Jun 20, 2019, 7:03 PM Featured Post AOC is right — never again! The Holocaust obliges us to speak up, as Wiesel said, 'whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation' Feb 11, 2019, 7:48 PM Exploiting Ori Ansbacher’s murder to attack feminism Ori Ansbacher z”l’s family has yet to get up from the shiva mourning week for their daughter, who was brutally raped and stabbed to death in a Jerusalem forest last Thursday. I went into full, heart-galloping, face-draining code-red mode... Jan 27, 2019, 12:49 AM Featured Post To Tamika Mallory and Michelle Alexander from a daughter of slaves I know the lasting humiliation of the lash on one’s parents’ backs Dec 3, 2018, 12:40 PM Featured Post When Hanukkah paranoia is small potatoes Did the New York Times diss latkes when it recently took down french fries? Oct 16, 2018, 7:10 PM Featured Post Debugging Israel’s hospitals – a DIY guide If the Israeli medical establishment isn't going to do all it can to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, you have to Aug 19, 2018, 3:18 PM Featured Post Would I wear a Holocaust number around my neck? How to transmit historical memory is not just a matter for the children and grandchildren of Shoah survivors Load more About Me Varda Spiegel was Nurse-Director of the Bedouin Mobile Unit of the Negev, later serving as Maternal-Child Health Director for the Ministry of Health Jerusalem District. I am a grandmother, mother, and beachbum.