Category Archives: Jerusalem

Santa In The City – A Winter’s Tale

One of the novelties of coming to live in Israel is the way that the holidays are celebrated. Not just in terms of religious observance, but small, public acknowledgements of the Jewish calendar. Festival greetings are displayed on the buses … Continue reading

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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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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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Wanna Go On A Lion Hunt?

When I was a young girl growing up in London, I used to belong to the Brownies, which was the junior version of the Girl Guides. One of our favourite chants was “Wanna Go on a Lion Hunt”? Our sing … Continue reading

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The Glass Half Full

July has arrived and with it the Hebrew month of Av. Traditionally thought of as a gloomy period because the first nine days are spent in mourning recalling the destruction of two temples, culminating with a 25 hour fast, I … Continue reading

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Windmills in Jerusalem

When one thinks of Jerusalem many images spring to mind, but a city of windmills is definitely not one of them. Of course, the famous Montefiore windmill in Yemin Moshe is a well-known landmark, but actually, by the early 1870s, … Continue reading

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