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Independence from black-and-white thinking

Today concluded my first Independence Day as an Israeli.  And the first one I’ve celebrated on my homeland’s soil.  It was an independence day for me, a chance to declare my freedom from… 1,629 more words


A pain in the neck

the cold rain descends
salty tears glisten the cheeks
daunting pain; it returns

hard rains beat, thud, thud
brilliant pink hues flourish
sun — distant, absent… 48 more words


Hebrew literature consists of ancient, medieval, and modern writings in the Hebrew language. It is one of the primary forms of Jewish literature, though there have JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. 529 more words


Yiddish WWII songs

online only, at https://www.timesofisrael.com/album-yiddish-glory-gives-voice-to-once-lost-soviet-jewish-wwii-songs/
album ‘yiddish glory’ gives voice to once-lost soviet jewish WWII songs

3 videos …

Yiddish glory: the lost songs of World War 2 (7 mins) 9 more words

The Holocaust

For lack of a better title, that’s what I’m calling this blog.

Today is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It is my first time spending this remembrance in Israel. 2,011 more words


Bedouin Arabic...in Hasidic Bnei Brak

Yes, the title is exactly what you think.

As an appropriate sequel to my blog “Bedouin Yiddish“, in which I discovered a Bedouin man who speaks Yiddish in Rahat, I found Bedouin speaking Arabic in Bnei Brak! 1,416 more words


Mea Shearim: The Ultra Orthodox Of Jerusalem

Mea Shearim, The Ultra Orthodox Of Jerusalem

“Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.” Jon Stewart

Walking into Mea Shearim is like walking into a shtetl (village) in pre World War Two Eastern Europe. 456 more words