"...when the prayers began, I was indeed transported — to the last place I’d attended Lutheran services: Decorah, IA. Apart from the linguistic differences, these 2 churches a world apart were strikingly similar: down-to-earth, ambling, devoid of theatrics. ... the occasional flubs of the organ player, the reedy voice of the woman behind me and the squabbles of children were oddly comforting." By MATT GROSS  NYT: January 13, 2012…

Lost in Jerusalem

"...when the prayers began, I was indeed transported — to the last place I’d attended Lutheran services: Decorah, IA. Apart from the linguistic differences, these 2 churches a world apart were strikingly similar: down-to-earth, ambling, devoid of theatrics. ... the occasional flubs of the organ player, the reedy voice of the woman behind me and the squabbles of children were oddly comforting." By MATT GROSS NYT: January 13, 2012…

The Halva King has earned his crown: http://binyamin70.com/2011/09/07/the-halva-king-of-machane-yehuda/

The Halva King has earned his crown: http://binyamin70.com/2011/09/07/the-halva-king-of-machane-yehuda/

Machaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem

Machaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem

We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.

A hot drink on a mighty cold night in the Jerusalem market. I can't recall the name of the drink which was made from corn meal (starch), cinnamon and I am not sure what else...

A hot drink on a mighty cold night in the Jerusalem market. I can't recall the name of the drink which was made from corn meal (starch), cinnamon and I am not sure what else...

Birdhouse/Mailbox in Ein Kerem

Birdhouse/Mailbox in Ein Kerem

View from a bench in the garden of Notre Dame de Sion

View from a bench in the garden of Notre Dame de Sion

At the Sahara restaurant in Afula enroute to Tzfat (Safed) and Akko.

At the Sahara restaurant in Afula enroute to Tzfat (Safed) and Akko.

At the Sahara restaurant in Afula having a coffee enroute to Tzfat (Safed) and Akko.

At the Sahara restaurant in Afula having a coffee enroute to Tzfat (Safed) and Akko.

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