In Hebrew, the word for the sound of a sneeze is “ap-chee” (אפצ’י).

This week the almond tree in my back yard bloomed, practically overnight. It’s a sight to behold! And even though I just passed my 18th aliyah-versary, I was reminded that in some ways I’m always going to be American. Those beautiful white blossoms make me “ah-choo” not “ap-chee.”