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Tasting Beers

September 18, 2014, 7:40 am

This is just a sip of beer. I have no time for a full post. But just that you know, the other night I went to the home of Israel Brews and Views and was deemed fit to judge some porter beers. I learned that dark beer, or a kind of dark beer is called a porter. And I now know more about which types of beers I do like more than others. Read More »

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Last Taste of Summer

There aren’t enough good grapes for a proper “harvest,” but I did enjoy a nosh from these that are better than the sweetest of manufactured candies. Next year, all the grapes here and all the fruit, vegetables etc in the Land of Israel will have the holiness of Shemitta. Read More »

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Winter Sky Already, Will it be a Rainy One?

Last winter was dry, dangerously dry. Besides a record-breaking major snow storm, there was hardly any precipitation at all. Here we are a week from Rosh Hashannah, eeks! and the sky is showing dark clouds. Read More »

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Framed! A Great Photographic Challenge

For this week’s 52Frames photographic challenge , there was the composition theme “framed.” The shot I submitted wasn’t planned in any way. I just noticed the interesting scene in the bus mirror and shot it. My other idea wasn’t planned either. It was a cropped picture I took at a wedding last week. It’s a very different type of “framed. Read More »

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“When you enter…” Havel Havelim…

This week’s Havel Havelim is hosted by Esser Agaroth . As always, he had done a wonderful job bringing all sorts of blog posts for us to read. Please visit, comment and share, thanks. Next week I’ll be hosting, and then there probably won’t be an edition until after Yom Kippur and then after Succot. Read More »

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“Suburban Life” in Jerusalem’s Old City Walls

Over forty years ago, when I was pregnant with our first child we were living in Jerusalem’s Old City, in Maon Betar. There were very few Jewish families in the Old City. We were the first Jewish American, young, newly wed olim chadashim , new immigrants.At that time, there weren’t proper sidewalks. Read More »

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The Ambiance of a “Street-side Cafe”

I rarely eat on the sidewalk when there’s an option to eat inside, but sometimes, eating inside costs extra. I budgeted the big ns10 for a salad, so I sat down with this view. Read More »

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Decades ago, tables like this one were all over the streets of Jerusalem: RonAlmog, The Four Species Market This holiday card business is a lot easier as a seasonal Holiday business than selling etrogim and the rest of the “four species .” Just pack them up and sell again next year. Read More »

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There are Mitzvah-Favors I’ll Gladly Do, and There’s Chutzpah

As most of you know, I work in Yafiz, Sha’ar Binyamin, which is a “clothing for the entire family” store in a shopping center, “strip mall,” just north of Jerusalem, patronized by Jews and Arabs. There are certain types of favors I love to do for my neighbors, but on rare occasions people ask the chutzpadik. Read More »

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Yes, I’m a kvetch, sorry.As I wrote yesterday, the pool is now closed. It was so much fun going three or four times a week for an exercise session in the pool. No I don’t “swim.” I love to dance, my true calling, and I have my based on dance routines for the water. Read More »

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Short but wonderful, that’s our pool season here in Shiloh. The season lasts barely three months. Each year we, the regulars, hope for a longer one, but so for that’s it. main swimming pool toddlers wading pool Just three months… That’s never long enough. Read More »

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HH in Aliyah Land, Bulldozer Ahead!

Yes, Tzivia of Adventures in Aliyah Land is this week’s Havel Havelim host. Check out the posts, comment and share, please. There’s a great variety of posts, so you’re bound to find a few you’ll like. Havel Havelim is the weekly international Jewish blog carnival, which is a fun name for an internet magazine that floats from blog to blog. Read More »

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Speaking to ESRA, Netanya

A few months ago I was invited to speak to a lovely group of people about blogging. It was the ESRA group in Netanya .I was joined by Paula, A Soldier’s Mother , Brian of London, Israeallycool , and Stephen Levitt of the Jewish Press . The evening was MC’ed by Yori Yanover of The Jewish Independent . Read More »

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Is Blogging Becoming a Drag?

All of a sudden tonight when I finally sat down to blog on my blogs, something that is pretty routine, totally different posts on both this blog and Shiloh Musings usually flow from my head to the keyboard like lightning, I felt empty. Read More »

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Distorted, but Lovely

What do you think? And do you know where it is? PS that’s why I always must have a camera handy. We can change the world! Read More »

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Morning Beauty, Different Camera, Different Feel

Over the years I’ve taken lots of these morning pictures while waiting for a ride or bus. This week was the first time I shot with my new Canon IXUS 145, and the view looks very different. My new camera had double the pixels and double the zoom potential the old one (Canon 620) has. Read More »

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