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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

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Alwayswriteagain: She Performs, She Prays …

Alwayswriteagain: She Performs, She Prays …:   There must be precious few secular  musicians  invited to lead synagogue prayers. But this happened last night  in Karmiel, Galilee whe...

Alwayswriteagain: 5777 כתיבה וחתימה טובה

Alwayswriteagain: 5777 כתיבה וחתימה טובה:   The first day of Rosh Hashana , the Jewish New Year, falls next week, Monday 03 October 2016. May everyone who is celebrating have a gr...

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: On Rachel’s Birthday …

PerfectlyWritePoetry: On Rachel’s Birthday …: Israelis love their writers so much that many  are lauded as latter- day seers and saints. So it is with Rachel Bluwstein whose 126th birt...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Disinheritance and Continuation

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Disinheritance and Continuation: In less than a month this past summer American writer John Sibley William s has become the father of twins and produced a new collection of...

Sunday, 11 September 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: What Black Poets Know By Heart

PerfectlyWritePoetry: What Black Poets Know By Heart: A 20-year-old US black poet has won the prestigious ‘Most Promising Young Poet Award’ from the Academy of American Poets. Donte Collins sc...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Like Chalk – and Ashes?

Alwayswriteagain: Like Chalk – and Ashes?: An ageing, virginal spinster dies unexpectedly, leaving her dispirited suitor  to dine alone. An orphaned bull calf is reared on bottled mi...

Friday, 26 August 2016

Alwayswriteagain: From Monster to Mensch!

Alwayswriteagain: From Monster to Mensch!: Three days after his birth in July 1961,  American baby Howard Shulman developed a bacterial infection that devoured half his face.  But f...