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

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?

is that an elephant in the room or are we not in the same room?

I had set out to write about curiosity, that being the name of the newest book that I’ve succumbed to just bought. It’s actually called Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It by Ian Leslie. I had read a review on Scientific American here. It pulled me right in, too, thus the quick purchase, … More is that an elephant in the room or are we not in the same room?

according to this, i’m really in trouble

This article about siblings has been going around lately on Facebook, for whatever reason, even though it’s a few months old, which is ancient these days. The benefits [of siblings] can carry into old age. The literature on sibling relationships shows that during middle age and old age, indicators of well-being — mood, health, morale, stress, … More according to this, i’m really in trouble

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