Category Archives: Daily Life

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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In Search of a Bubble

If you live in the United States, you probably heard of at least one of the Arab terrorist attacks which took place in Israel last week, because in one of the five attacks which took place last Wednesday alone, a “Palestinian” terrorist … Continue reading

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No Hiding Place

Israelis are famous for being addicted to the news. We have radio newscasts every hour, on the hour – unless, like me, you have your radio permanently tuned to Kol Hamusica (קול המוסיקה – The Voice of Music), Israel’s classical music and … Continue reading

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