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Introduction to Haifa

I have lived in Haifa since 1986. After having moved around a bit within the city and in the neighbouring towns, I have finally settled in Bat Galim, a neighbourhood “on the other side...

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About This Blog

At one time I had a Shabbat ritual – opening the Torah to some random page and reading from the top of the page until I felt an idea had “completed” itself. I may...

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Jerusalem Tiles iPad Sleeve

In Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, there is a ceramic arts shop next to a sandwich kiosk where a friend and I sat one day to have lunch. The ceramic tiles on the porch...

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Hand Painted Classic Armenian Jerusalem Ceramic Art

Armenians have been living in Jerusalem since the 4th Century, when Armenia first accepted Christianity as their national religion. Painted ceramic tiles comprise a long-standing traditional art-form and you can find their works on...