Brian Blum

Brian Blum

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Brian Blum is a freelance writer, journalist and editor. He works for an eclectic mix of newspapers, online magazines, universities, non-profit organizations and public companies. "This Normal Life," his personal blog, has appeared weekly since 2002. A former hi-tech entrepreneur, Brian moved to Jerusalem from the San Francisco Bay Area in 1994 with his wife and three children. More at Blum Interactive Media

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Worry can become toxic

Is it possible to choose wonder over worry?

05/21/2020
Mahane Yehuda market reopens after coronavirus restrictions had it shut down for the most part

In the uncertainty of coronavirus, can we calculate risks?

05/10/2020
WHEN 9/11 happened, it was difficult to foresee the far-reaching changes the attack would wreak.

How will the world change after COVID-19?

04/24/2020

Coronavirus Passover Seder calculations

04/09/2020

Preparing for death as the coronavirus looms

03/26/2020
RESIDENTS HOLD placards (this one reads ‘No to corona’) as they demonstrate against a report that Is

Is Jewish ‘fear of the other’ driving Israel’s response to coronavirus?

03/14/2020

Art meets room in new Tel Aviv hotel

02/29/2020
PATIENCE IS something I have traditionally had little of.’ (TNS)

When it comes to health, ‘patience is a virtue’

02/29/2020
Iceland Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

What's on your travel bucket list?

02/14/2020
THE FLU was my cherry on top of an already unpalatable series of unfortunate events.

This Normal Life: Foiled by the flu

01/31/2020
The writer’s book, Totaled: The Billion-Dollar Crash of the Startup that Took on Big Auto, Big Oil a

One-eyed bowling - life after cancer treatment

01/19/2020
What’s really happening on American college campuses today

What’s really happening on American college campuses today

01/02/2020
WILL FINDING out my bone marrow biopsy results allow me to be happier in the long run? Or will it pl

Denial or bad news: which is preferable?

12/23/2019
cancer

Cancer talk: ‘You’re not sick enough’

12/05/2019
‘THAT SAID, the final chord of Jacob’s Ladder has yet to be played.’ (TNS)

Did climate change kill the Jacob’s Ladder music festival?

11/21/2019
SEPARATE BUT equal? Mechitza of Chesed-El Synagogue, Singapore

Why I can no longer daven in an Orthodox synagogue

11/08/2019

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