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At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

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Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

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Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

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At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

Read More »

Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

Read More »
At Kirtan with dancing Shiva figure, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 7 – Less Obvious Motives

Less obvious reasons Israelis to India include personal issues, spiritual needs, religious quest, national / existential issues, a strong need for answers. Israelis are perfectly suited to bridge East and West in the Indian setting, and India is a perfect simulation for what peace could look like.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time, India – Part 2

Cows are holy, goddesses are revered, female pilots fly commercial, but are millions of rural women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirty shitwork? Ecological, financial value of rural women’s work is high, but they don’t own anything. Academics give conflicting views on how the work is perceived in the community and by the women.

Read More »

 

Goings-on

In this new section I will try to relate directly to current events and proceedings in the ever-churning, boiling, bubbling cauldron of our political and social reality today. I’ll try to keep posts short.

Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the “Goings-on” page. 

 

Mindroll

New articles will show up here. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to “Mindroll“. 

   

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Incredible India

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my trip to Incredible India. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to the Incredible India page.

Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

Read More »

The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

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Saving the Planet One Cow Dung at a Time – Part 1

Cows are holy, but are women collecting cow dung doing sacred work, or dirtwork? First post on topic gives background on cows, “cow products” and recommends opening the mind. In Appendix you can witness a funny encounter regarding holy cows at the Israeli-Indian interphase.

Read More »

 

Poetry

More poetry is yet to come. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the poetry page

Waves and fogs

Freak Wave

You came onto my life
Like a freak wave
Everything rose,
Then crashed over the deck

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Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

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The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

Read More »
Waves and fogs

Freak Wave

You came onto my life
Like a freak wave
Everything rose,
Then crashed over the deck

Read More »

Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

Read More »
The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

Read More »
Waves and fogs

Freak Wave

You came onto my life
Like a freak wave
Everything rose,
Then crashed over the deck

Read More »

Blame

I abjure responsibility for:

Colonialism,

White Privilege,

Slavery.

The Crucifixion,

The Book of Joshua,

The Settlements.

Read More »
The taming of the shrew

The Tamed Shrew

What a waste

The tamed shrew –

She could have won an Olympic gold,
She could have been a magnificent mime,
She could have written plays better than Shakespeare,

Excuse the sacrilege

Read More »

 

Galleries

Since a big part of this website is dedicated to world traveling, this collection of photo galleries is focused on the beauty, variety and creativity of the Land of Israel. An emphasis on the desert will soon be balanced with more pictures from the North and Center.

Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

Read More »

Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

Read More »
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