Two days before I was supposed to publish my weekly blog post, a crazy idea became lodged in my mind: for Israel’s 69th birthday, find out what 69 successful women love about Israel. I had no idea how I’d meet my objective in two days, but I ran with it.

The post did NOT take two days to produce. It took close to 69 hours in 6 days. And without the love, support, and  encouragement of my family and friends, it would have never happened.  

My secret weapons in producing this post were my husband and children, who encouraged me to no end, served me food and drink at my desk and made close to zero demands on my time; Vered Cohen Barzilay who opened magical doors, offered incredible insight and offered so much support and encouragement; Ruth Ebenstein who ceaselessly opened doors and offered much needed support; and Orly Izhaki and Miri Bar Natan who acted as my sounding boards and encouraged me to let my post take its first breaths.

read more