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Thought of the Day

Hello from Sderot! In this blog, I share my random thoughts, feelings and experiences living under rocket fire and red dawn sirens. I would like to share with you a conversation I had today with a...

Thoughs from our trip to Sderot FZY Manhigut 2008

20 Seconds 15 Seconds, A blink of an eye, 15 seconds, As time goes by, Shops open from dusk till dawn, Any second, Could shut for mourn. 15 Seconds, One bite of a pie, 15 Seconds, No time to ask...

Visiting Campuses Abroad

Recently, I spent three weeks traveling in the US, Canada and the UK, making presentations on University campuses, portraying what it was like living in Sderot under constant missile attack from Gaza over the...

From the Far East to Sderot

I returned home last April 2006 on ‘Erev Pesach’ following a year of fascinating travels in the Far East. Choosing to do this journey on my own, I set out in April 2005, a few...

One rocket blast changes the lives of two brothers

On Saturday night, February 9, Osher and Rami Twito, ages 8 and 19, were running towards a bomb shelter after they heard the red-alert siren. The alarm affords Sderot residents 15 seconds to escape...

Silence- lesson number 1# in criminology

Yom Kippur was, without a doubt, the quietest day this past year, one in which 1800 Qassam rockets were launched toward Sderot and the Western Negev since September 16 according to the IDF spokesman. It...

A Typical Sunday in Sderot

I begin the week working for Sderot Media Center in Sderot, realizing that I am coming to work in a middle of a war-zone. There are all kinds of indicators of Sderot being a...

President Bush and the people of Sderot, Israel

As President Bush made his first historic landing to Israel on Jan. 9, people around the world watched the warm welcome that the President received from the Israeli Prime Minister and other government officials....

Visiting a Sderot home destroyed by a rocket

Coming from rural Maine, I've always known the security and peace of life in a small town. As I continue my

Teaching the value of life

Last week, a group of 40 American tourists, from Michigan, Detroit, California and Florida, came to visit Sderot. It was their first time in Sderot and probably the first time that any one of...