Category Archives: Daily Life

The Corona Chronicles – Looking For The Logic

On the news this morning, I heard that the government is planning on scrapping most of the remaining COVID restrictions – this, despite the fact that there are still about 20,000 new confirmed cases daily – which is, admittedly, a … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – The Many-Headed Monster

The Mutations of COVID are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before.You are fighting that which is unfixed, … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Confusion

There is a vigorous drive in motion here in Israel to push the vaccination of 5 – 11 year-olds, as well as to persuade the over-60s and people who are in high-risk categories due to existing health conditions, to get … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – On Not Losing Hope

Those of you who have been following my blog closely over the past year and a half, will no doubt have noticed my changing attitude to the current pandemic and, more specifically, to the much vaunted Pfizer (and other) vaccines… … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Around the World in (Approximately) Fifty Minutes

This week saw the culmination of a musical project which has been occupying my evenings this past summer. It all began in July, when Ziva, one of the members of the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, to which I also belong, … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – More Questions Than Answers

It’s a common joke in Israel that people unwilling to await their turn to receive any service, simply go to the head of the queue and announce: “I just want to ask a question”.Well – I just want to ask … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Don’t They Know It’s the End of the World?

Earlier this week, I was cloistered in my study all afternoon, writing my cat blog. When I finished, I suddenly noticed how dark it was – far darker than it should have been for that time of day. I got … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Third Time Lucky?

To have the COVID vaccine booster shot now being pushed by the Israel Government for over-60s and other “vulnerable” sections of the population, or not to have it? When I was vaccinated, back in January 2021, I was full of … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – A Nostalgia Trip

Today is a double anniversary. Forty-seven years ago today, on the 29th of July 1974, I came on aliyah – that is to say, I came home to Israel. Thirty-two years later, on the 29th of July 2006, I started … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over!

Well, I should have known it was too good to last, shouldn’t I? And it didn’t. Thanks to the Delta Variant, a lack of due diligence at Ben Gurion Airport and insufficient enforcement of isolation rules, the number of COVID-19 … Continue reading

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