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A Little Further Afield

During this period where foreign travel opportunities are limited, it seems a good idea to introduce a couple of locations that even those locals who think they have been everywhere, may find interesting. Both of them are in the Golan, … Continue reading

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SPIRITS OF JERUSALEM

In this age of Corona, some businesses are finding it hard to keep afloat, whilst others are using the time to tweak their products to stay relevant. There are a very few who are making inroads into a competitive market … Continue reading

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Amazing Grapes

Sometimes the nicest things come in the smallest packages. The same holds true for wineries. It is no secret that Israeli wines have finally lost their reputation for being sickly sweet, heavy wines used for religious rituals and have been … Continue reading

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What Did The British Do For Us?

The news of the past few months has been full of stories relating to the British mandate in Palestine. At the end of October, we commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Beersheva, where the bravery and resourcefulness of Anzac … Continue reading

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If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem (Psalms 137)

A majority of tourists and locals have a good idea what they want to see when they go to Jerusalem’s Old City. Most of them don’t think twice about the fact that it is divided into sections or “quarters”. Today’s … Continue reading

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Music Makes The World Go Round

What do you get if you mix a Breslav Hassid with a Frenchman? Well, in this particular case the answer is music. Both gentlemen in question share the surname “Levy” and are descended from the musicians who played in the … Continue reading

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Those Canaan Days

I have always found the narrative at the beginning of the book of Exodus to be somewhat abrupt when describing the change of regime that occurred in Egypt. The opening paragraph relates how the Jews prosper and increase in number … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

If you were to ask people around the world what Hebrew vocabulary they know, most of them would recognize the word “Mossad”. Israel’s intelligence organization has a global reputation and is generally mentioned with respect and awe. It is not … Continue reading

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The Circle of Life

One of the many things I love about Israel is the interplay between ancient and modern; the ability to connect between the very new and the very old, often in the most surprising ways. Theodor Herzl was perhaps the first … Continue reading

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The First Start-Up Village

Israel is frequently referred to as a “Start-up Nation”, owing to the originality and success of its hi-tech industry entrepreneurs. The moniker is taken from a book of the same name by Saul Singer and Dan Senor, published in 2009. … Continue reading

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