Category Archives: Literature

The Bible In Song

This month’s field trip with Yad Ben Zvi was different from its predecessors. Instead of concentrating on a particular book or chapter of the Bible, our band of intrepid explorers ( 😉 ) set off in pursuit of the many … Continue reading

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A Musical Interlude

With Chanucah starting tonight, it’s time to take a break from wars, terrorism and election politics and devote some time to those things which make life bearable – music, literature, things like that… Last Saturday night (December 13th), the Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Book Club

Warning: May contain spoilers – although I’ll do my very best to avoid them, because I really, truly think you should read this book 🙂 . Ransom Riggs’ first novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, is told in the … 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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The (Jerusalem) Hills Are Alive With Music

Once again, it has been an eventful week – musically speaking, this time. Since, in Jewish tradition, the week starts with the end of the Sabbath (hence the traditional Saturday evening greeting, Shavua Tov – שבוע טוב – A Good Week), I shall … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After?

When I was considerably younger, I wanted to be a writer. At school, I would scribble down plot synopses and even complete stories. But once I was out in the world and having to make a living, that more or … Continue reading

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Dickens in December

One of the things I promised myself I would do, once I retired, was to find time to catch up on my reading – and, in particular, my reading of the classics. So the December readalong on Caroline’s seductively named … Continue reading

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