In the last six months, I sold all my stuff and moved my family half way across the world. Got jobs, replaced the stuff, and settled in to take root in NJ. For me, NJ is where it all began. For my partner and son NJ means new beginnings and opportunities.
It’s no Mecca- but the holy land we left wasn’t feeling too holy either. Both of our homes lead by greedy, racist narcissists, surrounded by sycophants. In both of our lives we expend our energy in the name of the resistance, in hopes of leaving our children a kinder, more just society. These days we are not optimistic about either of these societies, but we are comforted by the way we raise our son, and lift up the people around us as much as possible.
Check out my Times of Israel blog for my latest thoughts and actions: