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Sunrise over Mumbai Bay view from Sea Shore Hotel

24 Hours in Mumbai – Train, Boat, Taxi, Feet

My 24 hours in Mumbai were rich in experiences and human encounters – the train (un)expected ordeal, hotel and dining, and then the awesome Elaphanta Island caves, boat ride, climb. Even the taxi trip to the airport was illuminating.

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With Nikki and Yair at Tanglang La, Ladakh

The Road from Manali/Jispa to Leh , Part II – Ladakh

Jispa to Leh, the second leg of the trip from Manali to Leh includes the highest motorized passes in the world. Awesome views of peaks, glaciers, undulating rivers, pristine lakes, erosive formations, as well as charming stop-overs where you can have a Ladakhi dish or buy a woolen hat.

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Between “Rivers” on the Israel Trail, Sharon

Israel Trail Sharon section between The Alexander and the Hadera “Rivers”. Dunes, eucalyptus forests, squatters colony, sculpture garden & industrial park. Another instance of the incredible variety of the little country in a 17-km stretch.

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With Nikki and Yair at Tanglang La, Ladakh

The Road from Manali/Jispa to Leh , Part II – Ladakh

Jispa to Leh, the second leg of the trip from Manali to Leh includes the highest motorized passes in the world. Awesome views of peaks, glaciers, undulating rivers, pristine lakes, erosive formations, as well as charming stop-overs where you can have a Ladakhi dish or buy a woolen hat.

Read More »

Between “Rivers” on the Israel Trail, Sharon

Israel Trail Sharon section between The Alexander and the Hadera “Rivers”. Dunes, eucalyptus forests, squatters colony, sculpture garden & industrial park. Another instance of the incredible variety of the little country in a 17-km stretch.

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.

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Mindroll

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

   

   

Israel's Best

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my beloved country. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to Israel’s Best page.

Ben Gurion’s Genius – Dismantling Militias on “Both Sides”

Ben Gurion’s political genius enabled him to dismantle the pre-state militias on both sides of the political spectrum, and merge them into the emerging IDF. It hasn’t been easy, but the state would not have survived otherwise. I elaborate about the healthy foundations of Israel. Make comparisons to the American situation.

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Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

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Working and socializing in the greenhouse. Kaima Organic Farm

Kaima Organic Farm – A Win-Win-Win Enterprise

Kaima Organic Farm is a sustainable model for the future: a win-win-win situation for the planet, the country, the consumers and the dropout kids who work on the farm. It is also a model for renewal of the pinoeer spirit in a new format.

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Ben Gurion’s Genius – Dismantling Militias on “Both Sides”

Ben Gurion’s political genius enabled him to dismantle the pre-state militias on both sides of the political spectrum, and merge them into the emerging IDF. It hasn’t been easy, but the state would not have survived otherwise. I elaborate about the healthy foundations of Israel. Make comparisons to the American situation.

Read More »
Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

Read More »

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.

Sunrise over Mumbai Bay view from Sea Shore Hotel

24 Hours in Mumbai – Train, Boat, Taxi, Feet

My 24 hours in Mumbai were rich in experiences and human encounters – the train (un)expected ordeal, hotel and dining, and then the awesome Elaphanta Island caves, boat ride, climb. Even the taxi trip to the airport was illuminating.

Read More »

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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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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Sunrise over Mumbai Bay view from Sea Shore Hotel

24 Hours in Mumbai – Train, Boat, Taxi, Feet

My 24 hours in Mumbai were rich in experiences and human encounters – the train (un)expected ordeal, hotel and dining, and then the awesome Elaphanta Island caves, boat ride, climb. Even the taxi trip to the airport was illuminating.

Read More »

 

Poetry

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

Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

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Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

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Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

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Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

Read More »

Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

Read More »
Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

Read More »

Timely Considerations

Help!!!
Time is killing me
One minute at a time
And nobody comes to my aid.
All manuals fail,
Parents aren’t here to kiss it better

Read More »

Nine Lives

Look at the dead cat’s body
Sprawled on your neighborhood street
For ten minutes.

Look straight
Don’t blink.

Read More »
Before the storm, Kancamagus, White Mountains, NH

American Skies

I like to be

Stranger in a Strange land

Like to not be

where you are from

where I’m from

Not belong

an Other

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.

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