Category Archives: Israel

“How are you?”

Someone: How are you? Me: Confused. Someone: Oh. I am sorry to hear that. Me: No, that’s OK. I am studying philosophy. When I first went to Israel on a youth exchange program, I stayed with a family in a small … Continue reading

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How one song connects Israel, Romania and Brazil

Do you know this feeling: when you hear a song and it gets stuck in your head somehow, it remains connected to good memories and you would like to listen to it again, but you can’t remember the name of the … Continue reading

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Obsessed with Shoes?

If you know someone who is obsessed with shoes and you want to cure her, you can try showing her this photo. It puts things into perspective. (Photo taken at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel.)

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Trailer for my Adventures in Brazil

Ever since I announced that I will move to Brazil in November 2015, speculation about what I will do there has been rampant. Drugs wars? Revolutions? Looking for ancient treasures? Hunting illegal loggers? Bringing the last Nazis still hiding in … Continue reading

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The Bahai and their Rules

If I may join the English-speaking tour at 12 o’clock, I inquire from the guard in front of the iron gate. The enormous gardens of the Bahai religion dominate the cityscape of Haifa. The landmark of the third-largest city of the … Continue reading

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Half Marathon in Jerusalem

Tomorrow I will run the Jerusalem half marathon. Usually such long-distance runs kick off at 10 a.m. Not in Jerusalem: the runners will set off at 6:45 in the morning. The biorhythm wonders whether it’s already light that early. But it … Continue reading

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Next trip: Israel

From 8 to 22 March 2015, I will be in Israel. “… I will be in Israel again,” I should say because this will be about my fifteenth or twentieth time to visit Israel. But six years have passed since my last trip. Why go … Continue reading

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