And how people tend to be attracted to the art according to how they are dressed. Or dress to be attracted to art?

Which was #3 on the list from the other day, in case it sounded familiar. But I’ve also explored that here. Maybe other places, too, but I’m about to do it some more now. Or maybe it’s how I get affected when viewing art. I began seeing beads and lace everywhere after going to Murano … More And how people tend to be attracted to the art according to how they are dressed. Or dress to be attracted to art?

Cleaning up dignity

Today, the day after Tisha B’Av, you see all the laundry that people haven’t done since before Shabbat or even before the previous week, hanging out in all its glory. We in the West have learned not to expose our laundry of any kind, whether clean or dirty. But here in Tzfat, in particular, but … More Cleaning up dignity

why the drumming?

As I sit in our little studio apartment in Tzfat, I often hear a delightful procession with some group singing and drumming and ululating, somewhere nearby. Ah! Here’s the shofar, too. And then they move on. It could be a bar mitzvah celebration trend that seems to have caught on lately here in Israel. Probably … More why the drumming?

distinctions, loss of, accents, and expiry dates

For a while now, I’ve been particularly conscious of coupon expiration dates, with the dark sense of foreboding that they unconsciously bring; so much so that I have not even been using them. [This is not completely accurate–the fact is that I have been running so quickly to the store because time has been so precious, that … More distinctions, loss of, accents, and expiry dates