Category Archives: Humour

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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Troubles Always Come in Threes

Help! I am having a Household Appliance Crisis! The week before last, after a series of Serious Life-Threatening Illnesses, and in light of the absence of suitable transplant donors, my Vacuum Cleaner finally gave up the ghost. Last Friday, it … Continue reading

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(Not Quite) The Hostess With The Mostest (Yet)

My regular readers have, no doubt, been asking themselves where I could have disappeared to. Yes, I know I shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it sounds less awkward than “have been asking themselves to where I could … Continue reading

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The Lost Hour

It would probably have been more correct to entitle this article “An Hour Gained”, inasmuch as this Motzaei Shabbat, at 2 a.m. in the morning between Saturday and Sunday, we will be putting the clocks back one hour and the summer … Continue reading

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Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Yesterday evening, in the course of “zapping” between TV stations, I happened to see a BBC documentary about Israeli President Shimon Peres ( a man who, at 90, gives a whole new meaning to the title “elder statesman”).  Amongst other … Continue reading

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Things To Do In Jerusalem Before You Die

Hey – it isn’t just about the holy places. There’s a lot more to Jerusalem than that. For example, did you know that yesterday and today, (and hot on the heels of the UEFA Under-21s Championship, which has not yet … Continue reading

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Book of the Month

I’ve just finished reading a truly delightful book: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Written in Swedish, the novel  appeared last year in a Hebrew translation as one of Steimatzky’s Books of the Month … Continue reading

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