Shabbat of a Lifetime, a Unique Jerusalem Experience

Shabbat of a Lifetime, a Unique Jerusalem Experience

The Sabbath (or Shabbat) is a unique time in Jerusalem. Families come together and all work stops for twenty-four hours. One of the most important elements of the Sabbath is the Friday evening meal. I was privileged to experience this at first hand with Shabbat of a...
Restaurant Review: Anna Italian Café, Jerusalem

Restaurant Review: Anna Italian Café, Jerusalem

It’s rare for me to devote a whole post to a single restaurant. But the Anna Italian Café in Jerusalem is no ordinary eating place. Like many restaurants, it serves excellent food. Like others, it has a great ambience, and is set in a historic building. But what makes...
Eating my way around Jerusalem with BiteMojo

Eating my way around Jerusalem with BiteMojo

When I was in Jerusalem I had the opportunity to try out BiteMojo, an exciting new travel app. It’s a sort of cross between a walking tour, a food tour and a restaurant crawl. A unique and fun way to explore the culture and cuisine of a city. (And if you’d like...
Revisiting Jerusalem at TBEX International

Revisiting Jerusalem at TBEX International

I spent the summer of 1976 as a kibbutz volunteer in the far north of Israel. While I was there I travelled around the country, visiting Jerusalem, Haifa, the Golan Heights and many other places. It was one of my first ever foreign trips and I’ve never forgotten the...
Exploring the Architecture of Oakland, Old and New

Exploring the Architecture of Oakland, Old and New

One of the things I love about American cities is the wonderful mix of architecture. From Victorian houses to the grand designs of the early 20th century, to sweeping modern skyscrapers. The city of Oakland, just a short metro ride from downtown San Francisco, was no...