September 21, 2006
A Million Stars say Goodbye – a moving song, written and composed by the sister of a soldier killed during the Lebanon war.
It is the eve of New Year’s Eve here in Israel. For days, each greets the other with ‘Happy New Year’, usually opening a positive conversation – or giving a warm ending to a short meeting.
Our radio programmes, newspapers and TV screens continue to be full of political recriminations, scandals, heart-wrenching pleas for release of our hostages and head-shaking at the naïvety of so much of the international community.
But yesterday, I rejuvenated my role as poodle and trolley-puller, following my wife, Aviva on her weekly or (as it seemed in this case) monthly visit to the Carmel market.
This was our more personal preparation for Rosh-Hashana….
Spices – Kusbara is Coriander
Free parking – We got a ticket!
Shesh-besh is Backgammon, when there’s no customers
Battery seller – last year’s?
Hot & Humid
Battle between trolleys & feet
Fresh? – squeeze
Some vendors wear gloves – For hygiene??
May not seem clean, but it is.