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Tu B’Shvat Higia

Today is Tu B’Shvat, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, known as “the birthday of the trees” in Jewish tradition. The tree most associated with Tu B’Shvat is the almond tree, in Hebrew the Shkedi’a (שקדיה), which blossoms … Continue reading

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What next? Frogs? Wild Beasts?

Which of the Ten Plagues will be next to strike Egypt? In eerie timing, just before Pesach (Passover) a plague of locusts has struck Egypt. An enormous swarm of locusts is plaguing Egypt, in a development that agricultural authorities admitted … Continue reading

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Pesach flowers in Jerusalem

We spent a few beautiful days in downtown Jerusalem, touring the sites, visiting relatives and generally mingling with the huge throngs all crowding into Jerusalem for Pesach. (More of that in my next post). One of the tours we took … Continue reading

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Why didn’t the chicken duck cross the road?

A funny and heartwarming story caught my eye today, an “only in Israel” story, which I thought I’d post for you in order to lighten all the latest gloom and doom for a while. The story appeared in Hebrew Ynet; … Continue reading

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Birds of a feather flock together over Israel

My title is not cynical or ironic for a change. This post is literally about the birds.   Did you know that Israel is a bird-lover’s paradise?  Every year hundreds of thousands of birds migrate through flight paths over Israel, … Continue reading

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