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Posts Tagged With: Nitzan

New Permanent House Project – a Success!

ShareDear Friends and Supporters, I am very pleased to be working with Friends of Gush Katif, keeping in touch with all the communities, and doing my small bit to help former residents improve their future, and keep the Gush Katif spirit alive.  I am currently pursuing my MA in English Literature at Bar Ilan University. … Continue reading »

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Purim: learn your booms

ShareAs usual, Purim this year was ushered in with firecrackers, cherry bombs and larger, more powerful fireworks. They were noisy, loud and … they took me back to Gush Katif. At night, lying in bed and hearing the booms, I sleepily wondered whether it was mortars causing the windows to rattle. Mortars – shouldn’t that … Continue reading »

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Mr. Toad

ShareTonight was the first time ever I’d held a toad. You see, I’d taken my dog Sweetie on her usual nightly walk when suddenly, on the side of the brick sidewalk, I noticed something hopping along. Since I, in my excitement, gave voice to my surprise and pointed at it, Sweetie noticed it too – … Continue reading »

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Reactions to Rockets

ShareIt just hasn’t been my day. Granted, unlike the two previous days, I wasn’t wakened by a blaring siren… so I was spared running within 45 seconds to the protected room and meeting the rest of the family – all as bleary and half asleep, and only the dogs excited at the early morning family … Continue reading »

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Singing with Shwekey

ShareI heard the warm-up band playing so I went to have a look. The big basin that used to be Gan Dov had been scraped of all the weeds, and several dozen white plastic chairs had been set up in front of a stage. The obligatory ambulance was parked on the side, and police  stood and chatted … Continue reading »

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Dentist Duty & Canine Care

Share  Dental work is so expensive in Israel. I always find myself grimacing after a visit to the dentist … because of what’s charged! Imagine my horror when I discovered that I have someone new to take to see the dentist, the veterinary dentist that is… My sweet Saluki hasn’t been taking care of her … Continue reading »

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