Apr 19, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Ah, how much Israel has changed in the 30 years that I have lived here...  gone are the days of thinking that a hot date meant drinking orangeade at the corner shop.  Gone, the days of junk carts in Jerusalem, pulled by camels or donkeys.  Gone are the miles and miles of citrus orchards...  But still, for 62, the country is looking good.  We'll always be a little less modern than our Western cousins, but onward we march, towards the first world.....  enjoy this clip from Kobi Oz, celebrating modern Israel!

Apr 3, 2010

The Anim Ruins - and Israel in Spring

Here is your chance to discover Israel in her Spring glory!  Our region is just north (and above) of one of Israel's greatest deserts, the Negev.  We are considered southern Hebron hills, northern Negev, and the Judean Desert (talk about a split personality!).  So take a minute or two to dispose of your preconceptions of what Israel looks like; take a short visit with me through the Anim ruins, only 15 minutes walk from my front door.  The YouTube caption includes some information about the area and its history.