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Counting Cats in Jerusalem

“I’ve counted 78 cats so far,” my niece, who recently became Bat Mitzvah, told me a few days ago.  Three of us, the Bat Mitzvah gal, her eight year old cousin and I were walking back to our temporary Jerusalem “home” from an impromptu swim at the pool. “Look! There’s more!” she said, her face … Continue reading

A Pilgrim Goes “Royal”

Arab men fill the airy and glass-walled lobby of the Royal Rimonim Hotel.  They sit on upholstered chairs around low tables and play cards at this gleaming tower along the shore of Israel’s Dead Sea.  Some rotate rosaries through fidgety fingers. Women in diaphanous white head scarves and black outfits cluster around other tables, drinking … Continue reading

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