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Endings

The second half of June saw the end of many things. For example, the last lecture in the Bible course I am taking, which involves reading one chapter of the Hebrew Bible every weekday. The final lecture in the course … Continue reading

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Flutes, Flowers and the Sex Life of Snails

It’s been a busy few weeks, no doubt about that. The second half of December was taken up with rehearsals for The Jerusalem Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, in which my choir, the Jerusalem Oratorio Chamber Choir, took part, together … Continue reading

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White Nights, Red (Letter) Days

No doubt many of you have been wondering where I had disappeared to and what I have been up to over the past couple of months. Wonder no more. All shall be revealed.      🙂 Earlier this month, my … Continue reading

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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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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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