Category Archives: Art

A Very Busy Month

I can’t believe I let more than a month go by without posting anything! And now, I hardly know where to start. I suppose I can do no better than to follow the King of Hearts’ advice to the White Rabbit: … Continue reading

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An Unknown Jewel

In the heart of Jerusalem, in Hillel Street, lies a beautiful and little-known museum, the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. I would describe it as a boutique museum. If you are pressed for time, you can see the … Continue reading

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Ars Gratia Artis

I remember once reading an anecdote about one of the ancient Greek dramatists (alas, I cannot remember which one) who, summoned before the audience to explain – and possibly change – a point in one of his plays which had displeased them, … Continue reading

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Music, Secret Gardens and Magic Lanterns

As my faithful readers know, Music is my Great Passion. Music – and Cats. Let me start again. As my faithful readers know, Music and Cats are my twin passions. And Literature. I beg your pardon. I’ll just start over … Continue reading

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Discoveries

I have mentioned before how the activities of my choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, and its parent-choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Choir, have frequently opened doors for me to many new places, artistic, literary and musical works, as well as … Continue reading

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Yidl Mitn Fidl

In a brief footnote to my previous post, on “Bethlehem Unwrapped”, I must mention that one of the “artists” taking part in this anti-Israel travesty masquerading as a “festival” was British violinist Nigel Kennedy.  Kennedy’s participation was hardly surprising, given … Continue reading

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Herod’s Last Journey

It’s been quite a while since I last visited the Israel Museum and, to tell the truth, I would not normally have chosen an afternoon in late August, during the school holidays, when the museum opens its doors free to … Continue reading

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