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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, 15 January 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Of Biblical Secrets, Truths and Doubts

Alwayswriteagain: Of Biblical Secrets, Truths and Doubts: I am unaccustomed to reviewing books about Christian theology and many of this blog’s regular readers will be justified in thinking I’ve jum...

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Alwayswriteagain: Where Lovers, Lasses Count Their Losses!

Alwayswriteagain: Where Lovers, Lasses Count Their Losses!: I was more than half-way through Philip Roth ’s American Pastoral when I realised that the location of the prizewinning novel and recent ...

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Alwayswriteagain: ‘NO GO’ FOR JEWS IN SWEDEN AND U.K.!

Alwayswriteagain: ‘NO GO’ FOR JEWS IN SWEDEN AND U.K.!: This is a terrible way to end what has been one of the worst years in personal memory. During the past half-week, not only have there b...

Saturday, 17 December 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Why Islam Cannot Be Modernised

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Why Islam Cannot Be Modernised: Amid warnings that the fall of Aleppo may be just the start of “a bloodier phase” in Syria’s continuing civil war, I’d like to take time o...

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Why Islam Cannot Be Modernised

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Why Islam Cannot Be Modernised: Amid warnings that the fall of Aleppo may be just the start of “a bloodier phase” in Syria’s continuing civil war, I’d like to take time o...

Saturday, 3 December 2016

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Being Alone –Together!

PerfectlyWritePoetry: Being Alone –Together!: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was abroad when his predecessor Shimon Peres died. So  perhaps his visit and important speech to the Ukra...

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Alwayswriteagain: Winter Arrives – a Week Too Late

Alwayswriteagain: Winter Arrives – a Week Too Late: Winter is beginning to make its presence felt in Israel. But only just and about seven days too late. If only the  hard blistrering winds...