Tel Aviv Diary - August 22-7, 2009- - Karen Alkalay-Gut

Tel Aviv Diary - August 22-7, 2009 Karen Alkalay-Gut

August 22, 2009

Ezi did a tour of church music yesterday in Jerusalem. He visited the Mormon church, the Anglican church, the Marronic church and the Armenian church, and recorded some of his experiences. He was busy listening and photographed only by the way, but the sense of the holiness of Jerusalem comes through. church organ

Me I was still at home correcting papers. I'll have to wait until he has a free moment to explain this and straighten me out.

And then i'll fix and add to the pictures. I know I saw several shots of my absolutely favorite saint, St. Francis, but where did he put them? And what about the recordings he did of prayers? At least he's reminded my that Jerusalem is Christian too.

August 23, 2009

Ramadan Kareem. I'm going to be away from Tel Aviv for 2 weeks and there may be some interruptions in my writing. Nothing too serious.

In case I don't get back to you in time, you may want to watch Castro's ads on Thursday on line for a rendition of my poem "the closer you get."

August 26, 2009

An Israeli in Paradise.

The questions I get. My answers. It makes me realize how hard my life is. How comparative are prices, a cousin asks. For food. I figure we pay double. My glasses cost 3 times what they cost here. toilet paper - double. More on that later. let's do some lists.

August 27, 2009

There will probably be no word from me for a few days. Not from a lack of things to say but a lack of time and opportunity.

Nevertheless, I too mourn the death of Ted Kennedy, and pray that more people of his like will appear on the horizon. There are certainly none like him visible today.

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