Jewish Journal

Miriam Lewis

  • Safe—and Sorry

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Early Friday morning a few weeks ago, I was on a bus to Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. I planned to take another bus from there to Mevasseret Tzion, a suburb of Jerusalem, to get a ride to Bet Shemesh for my weekly job in a school there. I was right on schedule. On the bus, I went...

  • Sex in the Holy City

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem. City of gold. City of white stone, winding streets, rolling hills and pleasant breeze. City of covered heads, baby strollers and family picnics. Where do the singles fit in here?

    I made aliyah nine months ago. After several months of pointless affairs and disastrous blind...

  • Call Me Crazy

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Call me crazy. If someone handed me a ticket to go to Israel tomorrow, I'd drop everything in a heartbeat and go. I am a staunch supporter of Israel, a "Zionist" who isn't afraid to use that word. When I tell people that my job is to recruit students for long-term programs and...