February 1, 2016 / by Sophie Schor


February 1, 2016

It was sunny today. On the bus, I had to choose between sitting next to a religious woman who was praying or an old woman who smiled at me--she was missing some teeth. I sat down next to her and she and I exchanged a smile about the change of weather. She's off to visit her brother at the hospital, by the way do I want to date her son? "He just graduated from Bar Ilan. Studied geography. Wear a kippa, does that bother you?" I politely declined. "Do you have a sister?" I told her no as I got off my stop in Jaffa. She called out after me, "Beware of stabbers! Don't trust Arabs!"

Greetings from the Unholy Land.