Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Israeli Illusion of Time

Driving through Tel Aviv can be unnerving. I find people either drive so close to the car in front, that their bonnet becomes an extension of your boot, or else they toot and beep and curse you out of the … Continue reading

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Stories on the Way to Tel Aviv

 By the time we got to the bus stop it was painfully obvious that the puffer I had forgotten at home was in the wrong place. Panting, I sit on the bench and Oren begins the walk back home to … Continue reading

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The Exodus of Eritreans

Recently there was a large demonstration of Eritreans and Sudanese asylum seekers in Tel Aviv. Its quite an experience watching and listening to a loud ( yet peaceful) demonstration in the city in which I am living. These asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Too Fragile for This World

I have found my way around at last, by foot. I can walk to the two big supermarkets twenty minutes from my door, one of which has an organic section that I wish we had in our supermarkets at home … Continue reading

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Damn Difficut Choices

 There is so much to choose from in Israel and the level of generosity makes the choices almost impossible. To make maters worse both Oren and I love our food so keeping to a strict calories intake is also almost … Continue reading

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Shabbat in Jaffa

We had a  wonderful morning in Jaffo. Breakfast in a run down warehouse with broken walls, dangling wires and streaks of red rust dripping down crumbling sandstone. The place is called ‘The Container’ and  it looks like a building ready … Continue reading

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Does Challenge and Change Improve One’s Brain?

There is a white dove perching on my balcony that overlooks Ra’anana. I check to see whether it has an olive branch in its mouth and then realise that’s silly. On seeing the dove however, I feel the promise of … Continue reading

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From the Land of Milk and Honey

The Land of Milk and Honey- Day One We arrived to our new home for the next five months in a place called Ra’annana. Fifteen minutes from the heart of Tel Aviv Jet lag woke us early and so we decided … Continue reading

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