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I moved from dank, dark North Manchester, U.K. to Karmiel, Western Galilee, Israel in March 2010. It is, believe me, one of the sunniest, loveliest towns on earth. With a background in local Jewish journalism I continue to write freelance. I manage several blogs, have  appeared on Technorati and Blogcritics and now contribute to the online magazine, 'Live Encounters'. My main blog is Alwayswriteagain (http://wwwalwayswriteagain.blogspot.com

Friday, 12 February 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Always with His Heart

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Always with His Heart: While cynics insist that Valentine’s Day is vastly overrated, newspapers like  Britain’s   The  Telegraph   have treated readers  to  a  sel...

Saturday, 6 February 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Another Poet. But This One’s King!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Another Poet. But This One’s King!: I’ve been astounded to discover that modern Israeli high school students know little or nothing of their country’s major poets. This surel...

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Alwayswriteagain: A Sky-High Family Saga

Alwayswriteagain: A Sky-High Family Saga: The death of a child may tear a family apart and it takes a strong one to weather the storms of  grief and recrimination that surely follow....

Monday, 18 January 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Renew This Town’s Life - As in Days of Old

Alwayswriteagain: Renew This Town’s Life - As in Days of Old: “Help us turn to You, and we shall return. Renew our lives as in days of old” הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ יְהֹוָה | אֵלֶיךָ וְנָשׁוּבָה (כתיב וְנָשׁוּבָ)חַ...

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Of Great Wisdom and Hot Wine!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Of Great Wisdom and Hot Wine!: A public reading of favourite poems invariably says as much about the participants as the authors and the works they choose. Certainly, the...

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Alwayswriteagain: ‘Tempest’ Blows in Fair Winds of Arab-Israel Dialo...

Alwayswriteagain: ‘Tempest’ Blows in Fair Winds of Arab-Israel Dialo...: So, even British Prime Minister, David Cameron is a Shakespeare fan! An opinion piece penned by him and published in early January by Isr...

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Giving Israel It’s Day in Court

Alwayswriteagain: Giving Israel It’s Day in Court: Almost exactly five years ago, former US President Jimmy Carter was sued for allegedly defamatory remarks he made about  Israel in his boo...