Category Archives: Daily Life

The Post I Didn’t Want To Write

Today is Tu b’Av, often described (rather inaccurately) as “the Jewish Valentine’s Day“. The shops are filled with love-themed gifts, such as heart-shaped cushions, and sexy underwear decorated with hearts (as with the overly-commercialised St. Valentine’s Day in the West, … Continue reading

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A Nation Remembers

The fortnight or so following the end of Pessach (Passover) is not an easy time. Mirroring the seven-weeks between Pessach and Shavuot (Pentecost), two festivals which commemorate, respectively, the Exodus from Egypt and the Giving of the Ten Commandments on … Continue reading

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Get Ready, Folks! It’s Shoe Time!

The great Swedish Wagnerian soprano, Birgit Nilsson, when asked what was the most essential requirement for singing the role of Isolde, is said to have replied: “Comfortable shoes”. Although none of my choir’s upcoming performances is likely to require me … Continue reading

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Words as Weapons: Islamophobia

Have you noticed how, in today’s Politically Correct climate, anyone who dares to criticise anything about Islam – such as its attitude to women or to non-Muslims- or to mention the fact that the perpetrator of a terrorist act was … 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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Shana Tova

I had hoped to be able to post about my trip to England last month but it’s taking longer than expected to choose and edit the many photos and write about all that I managed to see and do in … Continue reading

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HOT as Hell

A few months ago, I upgraded my TV and Internet package with HOT, formerly a cable TV company, whose client I have been since cable TV arrived in Jerusalem, but now, a communications giant whose tentacles encompass not just TV, … Continue reading

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