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The Corona Chronicles – New Variants, the Weather, Purim, Putin and Other Ruminations

Earlier this week, we were warned that a new, hybrid variant of the COVID-19 virus has arrived in Israel, a combination of the Omicron and Delta variants, currently nicknamed Deltacron. That’s in addition to the BA2 variant I mentioned in … Continue reading

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Winter has come to the Holy Land, in all its cruel splendour and – as usual, in Israel – we were caught unprepared. It’s not that the meteorological office didn’t warn us about the storm front blowing in from Russia. … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey

The relentless rain paused and the sun made a brief appearance round about lunchtime today – for just enough time to permit me to dash down to the makolet  (מכולת – accent on the second syllable) – the grocery store – … Continue reading

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