Category Archives: Modern Living

The Corona Chronicles – The Second Wave

With 288 new cases over the past 24 hours, it seems safe to say that the expected “Second Wave”  has arrived.  In spite of that, the government continues to loosen the restrictions on movement and assembly. The railway is to … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – We’re Not Yet Out Of The Woods

I hate it when people say “I told you so” but – I told you so. A month since the government gradually started to ease the lockdown restrictions here in Israel, and a fortnight after they rashly allowed schools to … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Together But Alone

Today is Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars.  This is commemorated every year, one week after Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Memorial Day, and one day before Israel’s Independence Day. Usually, it is marked by nationwide ceremonies at military … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – A Night Like No Other

As is the case throughout much of the world these past few weeks, Israel is in virtual lockdown due to the continuing COVID-19 Crisis. In order to ensure that people didn’t go spending the Passover Seder with their extended families, … 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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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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It’s All About ME: The Gender Agenda, Identity Politics and the Tyranny of Political Correctness

The murder last month of a young girl at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade spawned an endless series of debates on the subject of LGBT rights – or perhaps, to be completely Politically Correct, I should say LGBTQ rights – … 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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Politics, the Weather and the Politics of Weather

Forgive me, Reader, for I have sinned. It has been nearly three weeks since my last blog post 😉 Whether it’s because I have been so busy, trying to learn my music for the two concerts I have coming up … Continue reading

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