Just For Fun

Biking the capital: An electrifying experience

September 11, 2021

When Jerusalem introduced rental bike stations across the capital, we had to give them a spin. My story of our e-bike trip to Ein Lavan.

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Zoom means it’s time to minimize

April 25, 2021

It was Zoom that finally pushed me to minimize. With work shifted to virtual, my computer’s camera revealed a lot of clutter. Tips for cleaning.

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Adventures in medical cannabis

February 27, 2021

When my chronic insomnia took a turn for the worse, I began searching for an alternative to pills. I found the answer in medical cannabis.

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Tuesday tiyulim and Wednesday walks: Prescription for a pandemic

January 31, 2021

With international travel off the table for the last year, Jody and I have been exploring what’s closer to home. 8 short treks near Jerusalem.

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Jews on a cruise

March 18, 2019

When Chetan met Tania, it was not exactly love at first sight. More like love at first rub.  Chetan (from Mumbai) and Tania (from Bangkok) were both working as massage therapists on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship. They quickly fell for each other and will be getting married in July. It’s exactly the […]

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“You look good”

October 28, 2018

What do you do when the way you look on the outside doesn’t match how you feel on the inside? It comes up all the time with chronic cancer.

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The TV club

March 20, 2018

A TV club is like a book club only less solitary. Our club is a mini-family for our group of immigrants. What should we watch next?

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Searching for cannabis in California

January 8, 2018

On my recent trip to California, I go in search of medical cannabis. Here’s what I discovered – from online “doctors” to medical dispensaries.

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When God offers you a raft, take it

November 16, 2016

My wife Jody and I recently spent a relaxing weekend at a small vacation bungalow in Poriah, a moshav overlooking the Sea of Galilee, with our friends David and Shelley. On Friday afternoon we had a few hours to kill before we needed to get ready for Shabbat and we wanted to go on a […]

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Meditation intervention

April 28, 2016

“You’ll be staying in Building 3,” explained Danny, as we arrived at Kibbutz Ein Dor, where we were about to spend just under a week at the annual silent Jewish meditation retreat my wife and I have attended for the past several years. We had gotten to the retreat late this year – our son’s […]

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