About Abbey Onn

American living in Israel. Going on day 4 here in the holy land. Spent the last year traveling the world with my boyfriend (now husband), lived in a van, hiked a lot, learned to scuba dive, and ate a lot of rice. Came back to the US for a short stint as a waitress, planned a wedding, and am a married lady...In my free time, I try to make the world a better place.

Getting Married in Israel Without Going Insane

By April 6, 2010

Most brides worry about looking perfect in their dress, getting the invitations out on time and making sure that her mother-in-law loves her. My worries as a bride-to-be had less to do with invitations (they went out two weeks prior … Read More

Next Year in Jerusalem

By December 11, 2009

When you walk outside in my neighborhood, you can tell that there is a holiday coming; not because of the snow on the ground or the many versions of Silent Night playing on repeat in the malls. It isn’t because … Read More

Pimp Your Meal: Thanksgiving, Israeli-Style

By December 6, 2009

With eighty degree days and no sign of chill in sight, Thanksgiving seemed a far-off option in a country that is more familiar with religious Pilgrims than the sort that settled New England. But left to some homesick Americans with a penchant … Read More

Holy Land or Professional Purgatory?

By November 10, 2009

Today at work, someone peed their pants. No, I am not being idiomatic – nor am I am being funny. I work somewhere where someone literally peed their pants. This would have been quite a tale to tell had it … Read More

Citizens of the Same Family

By October 25, 2009

It finally makes sense. After months of traveling in the East with an Israeli and being witness to the very low social boundaries Israelis have with one another, it finally makes sense. No matter where they are or whether they … Read More

Translating Jewish

By September 29, 2009

I am completely fortunate that my whole life my parents encouraged me to marry for love. Not money, not religion, not security, just love. As a product of a middle class Jewish household, it is mildly surprising that I received … Read More