When we moved to Netanya, a coastal city in Israel, I noticed the absence of seagulls. How can a city by the sea not have any seagulls? The answer is: they were chased out by the huge crow community.
This explains why there are so many crows and also why there are so few… rats and mice. We also have a huge population of feral cats in Netanya, but they’re mostly fed by little old cat ladies. I suspect most of the rat hunting is done by our crows. Our smart and crafty crows.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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