Natan's Blog
Natan's Blog
כתבות, ראיונות, חיבורים ושאר מיני ציפורים

If you are reading this, then you probably want to know who I am, where I was born, went to school, worked and all this kinda stuff. You maybe want a list that will help you box me in categories. I find lists and boxes pretty boring. But they are also helpful. So here is me trying to be helpful:

1. My first name is Efraim, but most people call me by my middle name, Natan.

2. I was born in 1988 in Missgav Ladach maternity clinic in Jerusalem. 

3. My first published article was about the skateboarding scene in Jerusalem and it appeared in Kol Ha'air in 2004. 

4. After high-school was military service. I don't have much to say about it since I used up all my words in my debut novel How Wonderful! It came out in Hebrew in 2016 and you can buy it at any bookstore in Israel. 

5. In Hebrew, we use the word "freed" to describe being let out of the army. After I was "freed," I worked, traveled, then admitted to Brandeis University as a Physics and Philosophy student.

6. Physics turned out to be too demanding of a girlfriend. By the end of my second semester, I decided to switch majors and opted for Middle Eastern studies. Then, my friend Ashraf convinced me to take an Arabic course at the University of Jordan in Amman over the summer. Before I knew what's what I was living with his cousin Saleh behind Majdi Mall. 

7. After I graduated, I returned to Jerusalem. I'm completing an MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Hebrew University; I write regularly for the Jerusalem Post Weekend Magazine and for a Hebrew magazine for teachers. I try to write only about things I care about. If there is anything you care about sharing with me, please do

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