When I Was Anglo-Saxon

Edward the Confessor, an Anglo-Saxon king. Source: Bayeux Museum

lived for a couple of years in Israel, when the country and I were both much younger. I studied Hebrew for five months with an international group of émigrés, refugees, and wayfarers, and then I took a series of office jobs in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem. My spoken Hebrew was pretty good by then. My reading and writing were slightly better than adequate. I carried a teudat oleh: an immigrant certificate that entitled me to health insurance. I…

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Writer, name developer, brand consultant, idea-ist. Find me on Twitter, Mastodon, and Instagram (@fritinancy) and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Nancy Friedman

Writer, name developer, brand consultant, idea-ist. Find me on Twitter, Mastodon, and Instagram (@fritinancy) and in the San Francisco Bay Area.