Category Archives: Jerusalem

An Open Letter to The Mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat, Concerning the Establishment of Sabbath Peace in the City of Peace

Dear Mr. Mayor, On the lovely spring afternoon of Shabbat Tazriya-Mezora, April 25, 2015, at exactly 5:30 PM, I desecrated the Holy Sabbath by entering my partner’s car in Moshav Beit Zayit, where we live, and drove to the corner … Continue reading

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TCB, Taking Care of Business in Bully Land

Let’s imagine Jerusalem as a total institution, controlled and constrained as a mental hospital. Such institutions, delineated by strict borders, socialize their inmates into specific roles. Because Jerusalem is a city of hills, a metaphor for understanding the social relationships … Continue reading

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Room for Hope

The word Peace has invaded Israel over the past months like a flight of dangerous birds from a far-away land. Half the country busies itself with figuring out how to get rid of these pests and the other half wants … Continue reading

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A Photo Quiz to Celebrate the 46th Anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem

During the past year, I have walked on Jaffa Road every Sunday morning at 8:30 on my way to The Writing Gym. Jaffa Road is the main downtown thoroughfare on the western (Jewish, Israeli) side of the Undivided City of … Continue reading

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The Representation of Women in Everyday Life in J’lem

“Egged cuts humans from J’lem bus ads,” reads a headline this morning. Soon there will be no humans in J’lem, only angels and jackals. Meanwhile, women still walk on J’lem’s streets. But what kind of women? One answer comes from Canaan Media, … Continue reading

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