Fifty-Two Frames: Tell a Story

Did you know? Romeo & Juliet are frozen in time, trapped in a cave on the Israeli hillside. There's an inside joke in my family: got visitors coming from abroad? Take 'em to the stalactite cave. Ok, it's not funny. But we find ourselves at this fascinating, nerdy, science-ridden cave of wonders once a year... Continue Reading →

The rain was worth it.

In honor of Tu B'shvat and an actual sunny day, we took a lil stroll in our backyard, the (now green) woodsy hills around Nes Harim. See how green the grass is? Mashiv HaRuach U'Morid HaGeshem. 

פיצונקה would like your attention.

Since moving to this area, we've watched local restaurants come and go. They usually aren't kosher or attention-grabbing enough to get us interested. And the latter is probably mostly why they don't survive. To service (and survive) the Matte Yehuda area, I suppose you have to be pretty damn good, considering you're competing with an... Continue Reading →

Playing in our new backyard.

In an effort to clear the mind and explore new territory, we ventured into one of the 726548724 hiking trails around Tzur Hadassah in the Judean Hills this afternoon. It was a small park leading into the 'backyard' of a tiny yishuv called Nes Harim, which itself offers a cafe, horse back riding, a winery... Continue Reading →

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