On the other hand

March 6, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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The first blossoms are appearing on the trees and early signs of spring are evident.

That means Purim and Pesach are not far away.

This year in the Hebrew calendar is a leap year so with the extra month of Adar our Festivals will be slightly later than usual.

Lake Kinneret is less than one meter to being full which means it has been a bountiful rainy season.

Amidst turmoil and uncertainty in Europe and elsewhere it is a relief to report on positive developments in Israel.


 Jerusalem already has a working light rail line which has made commuting through the city hassle-free. Additional lines are currently being constructed which will extend the network to all parts of the city and help commuters to avoid traffic jams and delays.

Tel Aviv is now following suit and an ambitious light rail network has started to be built.

While other countries dither and delay, Israel gets on with the job.

Recently a test run was undertaken for the first Tel Aviv area light rail route.

We can look forward to further major progress in the near future which will benefit travellers and the environment alike.

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 Volunteers from Israel are on the ground providing assistance and comfort for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion of their country.

Unsurprisingly whenever there is a disaster, whether natural or man-made, Israel’s volunteers are the first or among the first to arrive and start saving lives.

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 American football (not to be confused with the real game of rugby) has returned to Israel after a two-year break owing to COVID.

For the increasing number of Americans who have made Aliyah this is a heaven-sent opportunity to demonstrate their loyalties for their favourite teams.

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