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Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

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Following the wheat harvest, Buddhist family lunch in field. Likir, Ladakh

Environmentally Sustainable Diet – Why is it not Taking Over Yet?

Environmentally sustainable diets are not taking over yet. Powerful lobbies and cultural habits are in the way. Concepts of gender, class & diet vary culturally. I describe different attitudes towards meat eating in different societies, showing that a heavy-duty meat diet it is not an inevitablity. We can, and must, change!

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Will the World Become Vegetarian “By Force”?

Diet and environment are tightly linked. Vegetarian environmentalism had been around for at least 50 years, but takes a while to take root. Cutting down on meat consumption can prevent deforestation and ecological disasters that affect us all, from Ecuador to the British Isles.

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Shabbat meal at Beit Bina, Dharamkot

Israeli Phenomenon in India Part 4 – The Spiritual Scene

The home-made Israeli spiritual scene in India ranges from the orthodox Beit Chabad to the innovative Beit Bina with the “Jewish Heart” in between. They all provide a warm home but with some strings attached, and a “protection” from the surrounding overwhelming “spiritual salad”.

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Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

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Truck carrying wind turbine blade across Australia

Is Australia Sustainable? Ecological Lessons from Down Under

Is Australia sustainable? 250 years of bad agricultural practices informed by colonial thinking brought country to the verge of collapse. Land degradation, species extinctions, salinization. Aboriginal influence and genocide is discussed, as well as new schools of thought and action striving to correct and heal.

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Irreversible Ecological Damage? Lessons from The North

Irreversisble ecological damage in the northern isles? How do the British and Scottish islands, Iceland and Ireland stand? Defining reversible. Sheep obsession, “sheepwrecked” treeless landscapes, green wastelands, soil degradation. Findhorn eco-agriculture as a possible model for redemption?

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Liquids of Life

Sperm, milk, birth waters,
Saliva, blood, tears…
For hundreds of millions of years –
Transferred
In an Endless Chain of Being

Read More »
Truck carrying wind turbine blade across Australia

Is Australia Sustainable? Ecological Lessons from Down Under

Is Australia sustainable? 250 years of bad agricultural practices informed by colonial thinking brought country to the verge of collapse. Land degradation, species extinctions, salinization. Aboriginal influence and genocide is discussed, as well as new schools of thought and action striving to correct and heal.

Read More »

Irreversible Ecological Damage? Lessons from The North

Irreversisble ecological damage in the northern isles? How do the British and Scottish islands, Iceland and Ireland stand? Defining reversible. Sheep obsession, “sheepwrecked” treeless landscapes, green wastelands, soil degradation. Findhorn eco-agriculture as a possible model for redemption?

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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“. 

   

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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.

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.

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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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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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Poetry

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

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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Matrix. Sunset over Kennebunk Pond, Maine

Matrix

When inside,
You wish – out
So as to witness from a distance
How it ripples, waves…
When outside,
You wish – in…

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Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Negev

Like arid land in summer
My dry heart thirsts for you,
RIding a tide of lust,
I surge and search for you…

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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

Read More »
Matrix. Sunset over Kennebunk Pond, Maine

Matrix

When inside,
You wish – out
So as to witness from a distance
How it ripples, waves…
When outside,
You wish – in…

Read More »
Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Negev

Like arid land in summer
My dry heart thirsts for you,
RIding a tide of lust,
I surge and search for you…

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 »
Matrix. Sunset over Kennebunk Pond, Maine

Matrix

When inside,
You wish – out
So as to witness from a distance
How it ripples, waves…
When outside,
You wish – in…

Read More »
Erodium (Stork's Bill) seeds corkscrewing into cracks in desert soil

Negev

Like arid land in summer
My dry heart thirsts for you,
RIding a tide of lust,
I surge and search for you…

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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