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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

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Alwayswriteagain: ‘They Tried to Kill Us. We Won. Let's Eat!’

Alwayswriteagain: ‘They Tried to Kill Us. We Won. Let's Eat!’: Remember how the Israeli secret agents in Steven Spielberg ’s Munich enjoy a huge nosh up before going out to catch their prey? In scene ...

Friday, 15 July 2016

Alwayswriteagain: From His Lips …!

Alwayswriteagain: From His Lips …!: Marsha Kolman introduces Yisrael Ne'eman at last night's packed ESRA Karmiel meeting. Mr Ne'eman, an Israel-based historian...

Monday, 4 July 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Yeats Saw This Coming

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Yeats Saw This Coming: Even former British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Lord Sa cks says the present worldwide political storm is like nothing he’s seen in his lifetime. ...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Plagiarism? It’s Plain Theft!

Alwayswriteagain: Plagiarism? It’s Plain Theft!: The Atlantic magazine is a hugely respected literary journal whose influence spreads throughout the English speaking and reading world. So...

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Terrorism –Then and Now

Alwayswriteagain: Terrorism –Then and Now: It was Wednesday last week and I’d barely assimilated details of a terrorist attack from the 1970s when I was assaulted by a barrage of fre...

Sunday, 5 June 2016

What a Lot of Bottle!

Wine06Take one enchanted evening.

Line with unreasonably pretty surroundings at the Baron’s Gardens, Rosh Pina, Galilee.

Pour in hundreds of wine lovers and watch the brew ferment as they’re left to sup and nibble the produce of 30 regional wineries, bakeries and dairies. Wine04

Add a pinch of well-played jazz and a dash of  imagination from Avihud Rasky, head of the town’s municipality and you’ve created the sixth annual Galilee Wine Festival.

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You can’t bottle it!

© Natalie Wood (05 June 2016)

Monday, 16 May 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: The Right to Write in a Small, Still Voice

PerfectlyWritePoetry: The Right to Write in a Small, Still Voice: Charles Adès Fishman is a Pulitzer Prize nominated Jewish poet who lives in the United States. Smita Sahay, young enough to be his daughter...