Hi, welcome to Modest Jerusalem.
This blog, based in Jerusalem, Israel, is my journey of self discovery and reflection through motherhood, religion, sustainable lifestyle and life’s daily struggles.
I want this blog to be a resource in Jerusalem for anything from where to find prenatal yoga, or for those from abroad to have a small insight into what life is like in this special and complex city.
And why call the blog “Modest Jerusalem”?
I want to explore in this blog the concept of “modesty” in the society and place I currently live.
As modern-Orthodox Jewish woman living in Jerusalem, the word “Modest” tends to be overly used (and abused) in terms of dress and external appearances and not something on a deeper level.
Isn’t it modest to be frugal and conscious of how much you consume? To recycle? To reuse and fix things? To dress simply, but also beautifully? To appreciate and accept other cultures, while staying true to one’s own? Isn’t being polite, being modest?
Each of my posts is a moment of self reflection and a place to share where I am currently at in my life.
Please do share your thoughts with me in the comments section of any post! I would love to hear from you.
With love from Jerusalem,