When We Were Once 'Free to Be You and Me' - in Israel

How much promise there was in the new feminist world imagined by Marlo Thomas and friends, and how much disappointment since. No wonder it reminded me of Israel.

My partner and his family left New York and emigrated to Israel in 1973, a year after the album "Free to Be You and Me" was released. The record came with them. In 1974 the album was turned into a star-heavy television special gaining thousands of reruns and a mythological status in the childhood of anyone growing up in the U.S. in the ‘70s and ‘80s.