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First Times

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On Friday I described the reactions I’ve witnessed of babies tasting ice cream for the first time. Their eyes light up and it’s as if they are reassessing all the possibilities presented by the planet where they’ve just landed.

For comparison, here’s a Russian girl tasting her first falafel. Do you see the light in her eyes? Granted, falafel is a more complex, more mature kind of taste than the blunt goodness of ice cream, but it’s enticing nonetheless.

Ah, those two forbidden fruits: sweet and deep fried… They’ve probably killed more people than all the wars combined…

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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