It Took an Attack in Boston to Realize That I Am Truly an Israeli

When I lived in Boston, every terror attack in Israel resonated with me; made me feel uneasy and mournful. But while I was saddened to hear of the Boston Marathon bombing, that feeling of sadness was impersonal.

While I recently celebrated my eighth Independence Day since moving to Israel, I still struggle with understanding how much I am truly at home here. I meet...