Eva Izsak grew up in Israel and graduated from the Hebrew University School of Law. For over twenty years she practiced with some of the largest law firms in New York and served as in-house Counsel in the U.S. and in France. A mother of two daughters, Eva lived in Tokyo and New York and currently resides in Paris. She is working on a novel.
By Eva Izsak-Niimura
The Loves We Lost In Vain
On October 6, 1973, the Yom Kippur War began. I was thirteen years old; still a child but old enough to form memories — of sirens so unexpectedly blowing, cars suddenly running along roads usually deserted to pedestrian synagogue goers and secular bike riders. Confusion. Should we turn on the radio? Should we descend to…
What the Death of My Mother Taught Me About Charedi Jews and Arab Israelis
The plane was rapidly approaching Tel Aviv airport. Leafing through the newspapers distributed earlier by the flight attendant, I couldn’t escape the headlines. They were filled with reports about the latest violence erupting between the charedim and “secular” Jews, the tensions with the Arab-Israeli population, the dissatisfied immigrants from the former USSR and Ethiopia, the…
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