Category: Blog

  • AN ENCOUNTER WITH HAMAN?

    If you live in Jerusalem you’ve probably heard of The Jerusalem Messiah Syndrome. Go down Ben Yehuda almost any day in the Spring and Summer and you’ll find a fellow (sometimes more than one) dressed all in white, holding a staff, sporting a long white beard (probably dyed), often wearing a wide-brimmed SherlockS straw hats
  • MUFFINS & ESPRESSO

    I was born at the end of WWII, in a Displaced Persons Camp in Salzburg, Austria. The Holocaust Survivors were so thrilled to find friends and relatives still alive that rather than being a place of sullen faces going about their business in shacks and barracks, the DP Camp was a place of warmth and
  • THE RETURN

    When Alice went down the rabbit hole she hardly expected to find a mixed-up, topsy-turvy world of disappearing cats, mad hatters, and kings and queens chopping heads ala Henry the Eighth.  But the truth is sometimes life is stranger than fiction, or at the very least as inexplicable. Especially in the wonderful world of hats.
  • THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW

    WHILE ILAN was seated in the dermatologist’s office, he fought the urge to scratch the dermatitis that had been plaguing him the entire week. Whatever it was that had bitten him, none of the creams he was using worked. He had recently bought one of those wide brim No Fly Zone hats that guaranteed protection
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