When I was growing up in Haifa I was completely unaware of the existence of psychologists, even though I knew there was such a thing as "child psychology," which in my perception was the reason I was denied all kinds of things that I wanted.
In a week Yardena is going to undergo the first mammography of her life. The doctor told her that women her age have to do this test, but no one is going to pull a fast one on Yardena: Her intuition tells her that it's not just something routine, that something else is going on.
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.