Notes by Autumn Light

On Hebrew, English, translation, editing, and more—by Jonathan Orr-Stav


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What is it like to grow up on a kibbutz?

I can’t claim to have grown up on a kibbutz, but I do have the benefit of experiencing life as a child on a kibbutz and elsewhere (several other elsewheres, as it happens), so I can gauge how it was by comparison.

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How profitable is it to learn physics?

(My answer to this question at Quora.com)


Before you ask any question along the lines of How profitable is it to do X?, have a look at the diagram for ikigai, which is the Japanese concept meaning “reason for being”:

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