Category Archives: Music

Charms To Soothe A Savage Breast

“Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” William Congreve (1670-1729) From The Mourning Bride (1697) It has been a pretty horrible few weeks since my last post – what with massacres at … Continue reading

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A Very Busy Month

I can’t believe I let more than a month go by without posting anything! And now, I hardly know where to start. I suppose I can do no better than to follow the King of Hearts’ advice to the White Rabbit: … Continue reading

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In Search of a Bubble

If you live in the United States, you probably heard of at least one of the Arab terrorist attacks which took place in Israel last week, because in one of the five attacks which took place last Wednesday alone, a “Palestinian” terrorist … Continue reading

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Christmas Stocking Fillers and (Post) Boxing Day Delights

Growing up in London, Christmas was difficult to ignore, even though we ourselves did not celebrate the holiday – what with the decorations in Oxford and Regent Street, the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square and, of course, year after year, the … Continue reading

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An Unknown Jewel

In the heart of Jerusalem, in Hillel Street, lies a beautiful and little-known museum, the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art. I would describe it as a boutique museum. If you are pressed for time, you can see the … Continue reading

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Staying Sane In A World Gone Mad

The fact that a week has passed since I last posted about the wave of “Palestinian” terrorist attacks against innocent Jewish men, women and children in my country, should lead no-one to the conclusion that things have quieted down. Not a … Continue reading

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Song of Songs

Shalom everybody. Once again, it’s showtime. That is to say – concert time. Last Friday (June 26th), my choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, of which, as you know, I am justifiably proud 🙂 , ended the 2014/15 season with … Continue reading

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