On the other Hand

May 31, 2020 by Michael Kuttner
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Life is very slowly and cautiously returning to normal albeit with wearing of masks and social distancing still a requirement. 

Nobody is certain whether the virus has been beaten or whether it is going to stage a comeback. In the meantime, the first priorities are restoring the economy and employment and adopting a wary approach to relaxing all restrictions.


Israel is a small country yet it contains an amazing range of geographical and climatic features combined with exotic examples of wildlife and species of creatures. 

Now that Israelis are slowly coming out of lockdown it is time to enjoy the attractions on offer. For those still unable to visit here at least is a virtual sample to enjoy.


Some Dead Sea Scroll fragments hitherto believed to be blank have now revealed their secret hidden texts. 


Jerusalem has always been in the news and today is no different. As the nations of the world obsess endlessly the Holy City is busy rebuilding and rejuvenating. The pace of development is so rapid that anyone absent for even a short period of time will find it hard to keep up with the changes occurring. 

Here is a drone bird’s eye view of the Capital for those who cannot yet visit in person. Hopefully in the not too distant future tourists will again be crowding the streets and enjoying the unique atmosphere of a city which continues to stir the faith and imagination of millions. 


Thirty-one rabbis from Israel and around the world joined together for a special online musical performance carrying a message of unity in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The only Rabbi from “down under” featured was Paul Lewin of Sydney.


Israeli innovators have been working overtime in order to provide solutions for the many challenges the coronavirus pandemic has caused.

Here is an example of the latest:  


Yom Yerushalayim may be over but the iconic song. Jerusalem of Gold remains one of Israel’s most popular pieces of music. 

Now two Australian musicians from the “CHUTNEY” band have performed a stirring version with violin and piano. 

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