Israel Diaries Blog

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Purim Parties and Gifts

Purim is just one great festival. True, there is the Fast of Esther, but I don’t really know too many people who observe that other than the truly observant. Everyone gets busy getting their...

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Syrian Refugees and Their Own War Effort

Do Syrian refugees feel Syrian? Or are their loyalties to their tribes? I raise this question when I consider the multitude of army-aged men and army-aged single women among the throngs of refugees begging...

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Postcards from Israel

I love to take photos and I love Israel. Here I put these two loves together and have a growing collection of postcards and greeting cards designed with my own images. Others seem to...