Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 20, 2017

January 20 Something is happening back in Washington, though we are 40,000 feet above the Mediterranean. We are rising high, the scalloped edge of the Holy Land a mere hem below, through unraveling skeins of clouds, the hush unearthly. It … Continue reading

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As the World Turns

I would have had to go to a remote polar island to get away from the Trump inauguration, and even then someone would have wandered by wearing a red Trump cap. The obsession is global, as if we ever doubted … Continue reading

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Timing Out in the Levant

I’m happy to be in Israel on the Friday morning before Shabbat, when the country takes a break from politics and from time itself, switches from the contemporary Israel to an eternal space.   The seaside city of Nahariya is … Continue reading

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The Strange Way History Stares

History has a sly way of looking at us.  It inhabits another body – a work of art, ancient walls and cobblestones, even a person – and stares, hoping that we’ll notice.  It’s not that history is jealous of the … Continue reading

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The Morning After

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