Author: Revital Belz

Stop Complaining, Start Doing

I admit it. I’m an addict. Addicted to complaining. It took me a long time to realize it, but, yes, I admit it and feel so much freer! So, what do I complain about? From the weather, to the diapers, to my inability to be perfect, to my childhood, to my education, you name it! My newest hot topic for complaining, blaming and accusing is the Israeli school system. Did you know that the school day ends at 1pm in girls’ schools? And my children’s school does not offer extracurricular activities. The kids come home and hang out till...

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“Do me a favor, bro.”

I felt so guilty last night. My mother, aged 63, practically begged me to leave Elad and relocate my family of seven to Montreal, Canada. Her and my father left Israel over 30 years ago and desperately want to enjoy some “nachess”, as they call their grandsons. But how could I ever leave Israel…? With Yom Ha’Atzma’ut around the corner, I’ve been giving much thought to the many advantages of raising a Jewish family in the Jewish state. “All Israelis are rich!” exclaimed my lawyer sister who lives in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. “What makes you say that?” I wondered...

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