Being an Orthodox Jew is very much a part of who I am, but it is not the only thing that defines my identity. When the stresses of daily life overwhelmed me, I recognized I needed a “break” during which I could reevaluate my priorities. I am not rejecting or negating observance of Torah and mitzvos. I want to live both consciously and conscientiously. I wanted to slow down, not suffer constant distractions, to regain my focus, and have a stronger connection with HaShem. Sometimes we get caught up in things, and lose our sense of what life is about. For those of you whose responsibilities of work or taking care of family preclude your ability to make a change, I hope my journey will allow you to “escape” temporarily and vicariously in a positive way.
Perhaps it’s best to begin reading this blog with the very first entry, a letter I sent to my friends when we announced our move to Maine:


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rochel Neuman on April 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Hi Galia,
    I love your articles! Do you have any interest in writing an article about organic planting with zero bugs for kashrut? The new farm director at Pearlstone has developed some amazing results with his methods! I’m a chef/Mashgiach there and really think it’s worth sharing. It’s such a thrill to use organic produce freshly picked in our cooking and baking. Call me at 443-676-5225. חג כשר ושמח!


  2. Posted by Hannah Elizabeth Scott on August 2, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    My husband and I are moving to Midreshet ben gurion for him to attend BGU and your blog has helped give me so much peace and comfort. Seeing all your beautiful pictures and how much you enjoyed being in the south was so helpful. Thank you kindly for the excitement and joy I now have! I am even more excited for all that Israel holds for us. Thank you a million times. So grateful I found your blog.


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