The Sunny Side of the Wall

Dead Before It Was Born

Dead Before It Was Born

Dead Before It Was Born - By Cliff Keller - Rajab Abu Siriya, a writer for the Arabic language newspaper Al Ayyam based in Ramallah, Israel, did not think much of President Trump’s recent “Deal of the Century.” In an article for Al Ayyam entitled The Enemy’s Deal,...

A Perfect Example

A Perfect Example

A Perfect Example By: Cliff Keller — The day before Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani’s first funeral in Iran, he had four of them, a friend and I went on a search for a good hardware store in and around the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Gosh. My friend Derek (not his...

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 overlooking the Hula...

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 inauguration of...

Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah – Part One

Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah – Part One

Prophecy, Vintners and Aliyah - Part One - By Cliff Keller -  Bring my sons and daughters… Every soul who has left home to live in modern Israel has a story, often fascinating, always a bit mysterious. But the inevitable mysteries embedded in each account—a...

Savlanut and the Jewish heart

Savlanut and the Jewish heart

Savlanut and the Jewish heart - By: Cliff Keller -  The collective Israeli psyche, if such a thing exists, is ambiguous, capricious, mysterious and odd. Israelis often demand “savlanut” (sahv lah NOOT), or patience, from others, for example, while most of them...

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