Category Archives: Modern Living

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 – COVID, Cotillion, Computers and Cake

It’s hard to know really, where we stand with regard to the pandemic. On the one hand, more than 2 million Israelis have already received the first dose of the much-vaunted Pfizer vaccine, administration of the second dose is well … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro – an Italian term meaning “Light and Dark”, used in Art (according to Wikipedia) to describe “the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.” The term originated during the Renaissance, and the reason … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Back on the Merry-Go-Round

It’s been a long time since I last posted on this blog. I had intended to write last week about the brutal murder at the hands of a “Palestinian” terrorist of Esther Horgan, a 52-year-old mother of six, who went … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – A Small Candle in the Darkness

Albert Schweitzer is reported to have said: “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: Music and Cats”. I am sure that many of us, forced to live in a bubble largely cut off from meaningful human … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – In Spite of All Terror (or: The Bright Side of Life)

I ended my previous post on a very dark note, I fear. And while subsequent events – for example, the spike in new COVID-19 cases in the Arab community, due to a large number of mass gatherings, such as weddings … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – Mad As Hell

When I was a child, one of my favourite radio shows was the BBC’s “Just a Minute” – in which participants were given a topic on which they then had to speak for one minute, without hesitation, repetition or deviation. … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – A Tiny Taste of Freedom (or: How to Go Shopping and Stay Sane)

I have mentioned in the past – more than once – how I hate shopping.¬† I know quite a few people for whom a morning spent in an upmarket shopping mall is their dream of heaven ūüėȬ† but I am … Continue reading

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The Corona Chronicles – The Anniversary Waltz

Today is a special day. It’s the 46th anniversary of my¬†aliyah (ascent) to Israel¬† –¬†aliyah being the term we use for immigration to Israel. The opposite term, the one we use for emigration from Israel, is¬†yerida (descent). The other anniversary … Continue reading

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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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