safe & well

Dear friends, I've received a number of texts, emails and calls expressing concern about my safety after Trump's announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his intentions of moving the US embassy. Thank you to all of you for getting in touch, and I am sorry not to have written here sooner to…

snapshots of a wild and precious life

Once again, I can't believe so much time has passed since I last wrote... The autumn always feels so busy, especially after all the Jewish holy days are over. The temperatures cool. Pilgrims return. Students are back to school. And meetings seem to multiply. So expect nothing profound from this post. Consider it more a…

welcome to jayyous

Today I had the chance to go to the opening of a skate park in Jayyous, a village in the western West Bank, not much more than a stone's throw from Tel Aviv. The son of a friend of mine is the founder of SkatePal, an organisation which builds skate parks in Palestine and teaches…

rejoice, weep & live peaceably

Friends, I must apologise again for such a long silence. Work has been busy, but also the temperatures have finally dropped (to upper 20s / low 30s celsius) so I've tried to spend more time away from my computer taking advantage of the nice weather. We even had our first rain of the season just…