live parking

Somehow, between the 5 year-old grandson and his very big almost-14 year old sister, over the course of Rosh Hashanah, the question arose about why a park, where you run around, has the same name as the verb “to park”, as in, to stop running around. The little one came up with some convoluted ideas; the … More live parking

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

the sense of smell

And why it matters. And why it differs from the other senses. And why am I interested in it? Less important than the other questions, but it is apparent from all kinds of experts that smells register differently than the other senses. I don’t need to provide links for that, do I? Well, for my … More the sense of smell

it’s possible

I heard an audio post about “Hebrew mistakes that make Israelis cringe”. I won’t judge whether they’re reasonable or not; I’ll just try to avoid them as much as possible. But the advice that he offered was to use the phrase אפשר as much as possible. Is it possible? I mean, it means “Is it possible?” … More it’s possible