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Vale: Shimon Peres

I woke this morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers. By any measure he was an extraordinary and gifted man, and one who I was fortunate enough to meet in person, in 2007. It was a brief encounter, […]

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A Story of a Humble Banana

This week I will be lighting a Yahrzeit candle for my grandmother, Lea Leibowitz (a Jewish memorial candle lit to honor someone special to you on the anniversary of their death). I have previously written about my grandmother and what she meant to me (see my post Lea’s […]

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In Support of Hillary

  Warning: Another blog post that is not about travel, but unashamedly about American politics (kind of). *** An exceedingly funny friend of mine from high-school days in Australia, who now lives near New York, recently posted this on his Facebook:   “America, you might call it an […]