Anyone who constructs a family tree for himself ends up choosing which branches he would like to hang from and which he would prefer to ignore.
For the past two years, my favorite health writer has been shrinking before my envious eyes. For two years, it is said, he hasn't eaten any carbohydrates.
There is no need to remind me that my parents are dead. Especially now, in these days before Rosh Hashanah, which for me, ever since my parents died, has been the orphans' season.
In his new novel, Eshkol Nevo - whose grandfather, Levi Eshkol, was Israel's third prime minister - probes the mysteries of male friendship and the life changes that are fomented mainly by women
Two weeks ago my uncle's wife died. She was exceptionally smart, had an excellent sense of humor and was very modest.
I found myself wondering whether it was proper to respond to a text message about death with a text message expressing sorrow and an apology for not being able to be at the funeral. And if it's proper, what would a message like that include?
The man's extraordinary modesty captivated me immediately. 'Nu, really,' I replied. 'Do you really think that there is a single person in this country who doesn't recognize you?'
Because everyone around me is getting younger, it looks as though I, the older woman, will die before them all.
After overcoming a serious illness and experiencing some lean years, radio legend Shosh Atari is now the star of a new and wildly popular TV series. But she's not impressed by her comeback: 'I've been hot for years,' she says.
After overcoming a serious illness and experiencing some lean years, radio legend Shosh Atari is now the star of a new and wildly popular TV series.