Going out and coming in

Going out and coming in

Going out and coming in By Cliff Keller — Mornings are much different here, in Jerusalem, than the mornings Marcia and I remember while living in the States. Birds, for example, that look for all the world like pigeons—perhaps more like pigeons who, in their past,...
Providence and unlimited broadcasting…

Providence and unlimited broadcasting…

Providence and unlimited broadcasting… -By Cliff Keller- “When I was young, I said to G-d, ‘G-d, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But G-d answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘G-d, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then G-d said, ‘Well George,...
Meeting the neighbors in Israel — a crash course

Meeting the neighbors in Israel — a crash course

-By Cliff Keller- “Step out of your comfort zone! Muster the courage to approach people! You’ll be surprised by how many new friends you can make.” So advises a relatively recent and popular YouTube video, 10 Tips to Meeting Friends in your Area. But it’s not at all...
There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood

There Goes the Neighborhood – By Cliff Keller – Ir Ganim’s community multi-year archaeology project was about much more than finding artifacts. One morning not too long ago, for what seemed like the thousandth time, I glanced out a rear window of our Jerusalem home in...
Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah – Part Two

Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah – Part Two

Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah – Part Two – By Cliff Keller – “Wait while my husband puts on his shoes…” Ramot Naftali is an agricultural moshav in the Upper Galilee lying two miles southeast of Israel’s border with Lebanon. Upon a breezy hilltop...
A Visit, a Visionary, a Village and its Windmill

A Visit, a Visionary, a Village and its Windmill

– By Cliff Keller – Wholly unique yet not unlike othersJerusalem’s Jaffa Gate was built in 1898 by Ottoman governors to allow German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, to enter the city in a triumphal procession. The Kaiser had come to Jerusalem for the...