about me

Update #5: June 2019: Still in the UK! Not moving to any new continent for the foreseeable future, sadly enough.

Update #4: February 2016:

Remarkably, I’ve moved to yet another continent! Well, in reality, I moved back to the UK over a year and a half ago, and somehow got lost being back in the land of familiarity that is the area in North West London where I grew up. But I’m now back and hoping to revive this dormant blog. Here’s hoping this worthy new year’s resolution lasts beyond 29th February 2016……Rebecca 🙂 ————-

Update #3, September 2013:

New year, new country. Here I find myself in a new city, country and continent – in Nairobi, Kenya! This blog began – as I wrote below – for me to chronicle my experiences as a stranger in a strange land in New York City. Now I’m in a stranger in an even stranger land, so I hope to keep the blog going recording my experiences here in East Africa. Enjoy reading………………Rebecca 🙂 ———–

Update #2, October 2012:

Well, I’ve kind of been ignoring the whole blogosphere in the last six months, but I’ve now broken through my blogger’s block, and hope I’ve got some blog-power in me yet. After a genteel summer in Europe, there’s lots going on back here in New York City, so hopefully this blog will spring back to life yet!

Rebecca 🙂 —————

Update, June 2011:

I wrote my first “about me” description (below) about a year and a half ago when I first moved to NYC and got my Green Card etc. Since I got through the first twelve slightly overwhelming months of living in the Big Apple, I’ve noticed that I’m finally starting to feel more at home in this city, and am not finding everything so strange.

As such, I’ve been blogging a bit less about my culture shock. On the plus side, I’ve been doing more freelance journalism in the last year and have been getting some writing in print, so I’m using this blog as a way to show (off) some of my published work.

Hope you enjoy reading.

Rebecca 🙂 ——————-


I’m a British, Jewish, in-my-thirties, female, moved to New York recently, and have been finding things in this crazy new city quite funny and unexpected. So I’m writing this blog as a way of chronicling some of my adventures.

I’ve lived in London, Paris and Tel Aviv – so New York was the next obvious city for me to conquer. I’ve also spent a few months in South America and done a fair bit of travelling –  I generally enjoy not staying in the same place for too long.

In terms of work, I do some freelance journalism and I also work as an adjunct English language instructor at a university in New York. My writing interests include arts and culture, social issues and feminism, Jewish culture and religion, and travel.

Enjoy reading – and please comment on any post that interests you 🙂



8 Responses to “about me”

  1. Sheila Richman November 13, 2009 at 12:09 #

    Hi Rebecca,
    Liat (my daughter-in-law in Israel) forwarded your adorable new blog. How absolutely charming! I am looking forward to your tantalizing indoctrination into life in “The Big Apple.” If you’re ever down to Philly … please feel free to stay here and tour the cradle of our nation.


  2. rebeccainspace November 13, 2009 at 13:07 #

    nice to ‘meet’ you sheila and thanks for the great feedback! I am a big fan of your son and daughter-in-law by the way 🙂

  3. gaby January 5, 2010 at 09:16 #

    o my the world is a crazy place indeed, i love reading your accounts of new york you remind me of ‘travelling mac’ from the fraggles,,its hilarious and creatively inspiring too,biggest kisses to you love lots and lots gaby xxxxxxxx

  4. Eliah EMSELLEM MOREL December 13, 2011 at 02:57 #

    Hi Rebecca,
    quel bonheur de te retrouver! Félicitations pour ton blog!

    A bientôt!

    Ta vieille copine de Paris, Eliah

    • rebeccainspace December 14, 2011 at 13:53 #

      Salut Eliah – super de recevoir ton petit mot. Merci! J’espere que tu vas tres bien. Grosses bises xx

  5. Elaine Chapnik April 30, 2012 at 20:05 #

    Hi Rebecca, I couldn’t figure out how to contact you. I wanted to invite you to our event, sponsored by JOFA, “Female Sexuality in the Orthodox Community: An Unorthodox Dialogue- A discussion of Keep Your Wives Away from Them.” You wrote such a great article last year concerning our event at HIR. This year, transgendered Stern College Professor Joy Ladin will speak. This is the first time she will speak publicly about her transition from male to female in front of an audience that includes her Stern students. It’s May 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm at JOFA’s offices. See our Facebook page or website for more information. Or you can email me. Hope to see you there! Elaine


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