Author Archives: Shimona from the Palace

About Shimona from the Palace

Born in London, the UK, I came on Aliyah in my teens and now live in Jerusalem, where I practice law. I am a firm believer in the words of Albert Schweitzer: "There are two means of refuge from the sorrows of this world - Music and Cats." To that, you can add Literature. To curl up on the sofa with a good book, a cat at one's feet and another one on one's lap, with a classical symphony or concerto in the background - what more can a person ask for?

The Bible In Song

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi was different from its predecessors. Instead of concentrating on a particular book or chapter of the Bible, our band of intrepid explorers ( ūüėČ ) set off in pursuit of the many … Continue reading

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In Search of Edom

Yesterday saw the third field trip in the current Yad Ben Zvi series of Bible tours,¬†“929 on the map of Israel“, about which I have written in the past, on more than one occasion. We are now well into the … Continue reading

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Here Comes (Not) The Bride

Yesterday, over seventy nations took part in a so-called “Peace Conference” in Paris, allegedly to further the “Peace Process” between Israel and ¬†the so-called “Palestinians”. What a farce! What kind of a “Peace Conference” can there be when neither of … Continue reading

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Terror in the ‘Hood

This week saw the return of Arab terrorism to my Jerusalem neighbourhood. On Sunday, an Arab resident of the nearby neighbourhood of Jabel Mukaber drove a truck into a group of young IDF cadets¬†who were visiting the popular Promenade at … Continue reading

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The Herdsman of Tekoa

I have been wondering what would be the best subject for my last post of 2016. I had intended to present my readers with a round-up of some of the books I have been reading over the past twelve months. … Continue reading

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The Age of Babylon and the Valley of the Dry Bones

Last month¬†saw the start of the 2016/17¬†academic year at Yad Ben Zvi, with a brand new series of Bible study tours linked to Project 929, about which I have written several times in the past. Since, last month, we finished … Continue reading

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More Random Thoughts on the Race to the White House

The race is over – but it seems the losing side is unable to accept the results. Much as was the case with the UK’s Brexit¬†referendum, what might be described as “the incumbent party” ¬†felt that the election had somehow … Continue reading

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