So I did. It was a great shot, so I’m sorry that I had to do that. It was a shot of two boys figuring out how to hoist a large bag of building refuse into a wheelbarrow. I was photo-journaling my walk home from the Beit Avot and they were the next-to-last shot. But … More he asked me to delete the photo
The young women here in Tzfat are pretty much like the young women in most places. They like to talk to each other. A lot. Basically, they like to talk. What I’ve noticed most recently is their use of the word כאילו peppered in between most phrases. I have already given away what it means … More like, as in “as if”
It’s good to be taken down a few notches every once in a while. When I was in high school, I was told to apply for some award or another for languages, since I was studying Spanish, French, and Hebrew, and was born in Puerto Rico. But even if it looked [pretty] good on paper, … More Are we communicating yet?
Because your little apartment/cave doesn’t let in the 21st century, you might end up getting asked if you speak English. And when you smile yes, you might get asked or told a whole story you don’t know how to process. And when you try to remember the details, they may go something like this: She … More if you stand outside for WIFI
I won’t need to mention more than a hint to most of you when I ask you to think of what comes to mind with towers and men. … Okay, I gave you more than enough time. Really, what is it with men and their projectiles? Humor aside, really, because all of us are paying the … More towers in the air
Consistently, there is a new normal and then a newer one here in Israel. You don’t want to get used to problems, but you also have to learn to get through them. I am revisiting this theme pretty consistently. I said, back on February 8, 2013: I have talked about it a lot, I know … More what should i call this?
I am trying to understand what is happening now in Israel. I fear on a very basic level that people will allow the worst to happen, to build up, to generate conditions from which they cannot back away. It’s basically a big game of chicken. Watching my grandchildren play nicely together, until something changes and that equilibrium … More it’s multi-layered
The group we are with this week was waiting until the temperature dropped yesterday afternoon to go to the old cemetery in Tzfat. The temperature did not drop, but the sun was not as direct. I had not thought to go with them. I have been there before and felt a great resentment that there has been … More the screaming silence of the ultimate wall that is breached