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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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘On First Looking into Hitchcock’s Holocaust’

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: ‘On First Looking into Hitchcock’s Holocaust’: “Then felt I like some watcher of the skies” ( On First Looking into Chapman's Homer - John Keats) “I can’t believe my own eyes” gas...

Saturday, 16 May 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: The Mourning After

PerfectlyWritePoetry: The Mourning After: ( Based on a Times of Israel critique by Melanie Lidman of the international aid and rescue efforts made following the Nepal Earthquake, Apr...

Monday, 11 May 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Jews Imprisoned by the Colour of Their Skin

Alwayswriteagain: Jews Imprisoned by the Colour of Their Skin: “Are ye not as the children of the Ethiopians unto Me, O children of Israel?” (Amos 9:7) Israel is the land of the paradox. “We don’...

Saturday, 9 May 2015

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: The End of FridayFlash.org.?

PerfectlyWriteFamilyTales: The End of FridayFlash.org.?: In announcement that could well be the opener for a micro-mystery, Jon Strother of  FridayFlash.org has announced the closure of the webs...

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Alwayswriteagain: The Christian Gospel - According to Amos Oz!

Alwayswriteagain: The Christian Gospel - According to Amos Oz!: The Yezreel Valley College, Galilee is preparing to host one of Israel’s most distinguished living novelists for a reading of his latest wo...

Friday, 1 May 2015

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Voters Examine Their Scars

Alwayswriteagain: Israeli Voters Examine Their Scars: By the time you read this, the first, intense pain delivered by Israel’s bruising  General Election campaign should have faded – but the sca...

Thursday, 30 April 2015

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Alas, Poor Yolek!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Alas, Poor Yolek!: The US-Jewish poet Anthony Hecht never sparkled at school! He often referred to his ‘conspicuous’ lack of talent as a boy and explained th...