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Recharge Your Neighbor

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I visited my friend Ed Litvak’s news website thelodownny.com, for news from the old neighborhood following Sandy. Among the reports I ran into this image, of Seward Park Co-op residents helping each other recharge their laptops and phones.

Meanwhile, those co-op residents (which are about one-third Jewish and half of that frum) have put aside their own post-hurricane aches and pains to organize to take care of the numerous elderly residents in the buildings, who have been turned into shut-ins when the power went out and the elevators stopped running.

There are a little over 4500 apartments in those complexes down Grand Street and East Broadway, from Essex Street to the battered East River Park. I’m sure they’ll get it together.

Fall Is in the Air Somewhat

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Believe it or not, this picture of a woman rowing her boat in the river against the background of yellow and red tree foliage was taken in Israel. The river is the Yarkon, which years ago used to be the dumping ground for industrial waste and now it’s relatively clean and doesn’t smell at all. And the trees, my God, look at the reddening autumn trees! I remember turning 11 in this country before I got to see my first true reddening tree in fall. Now, this is progress!

We’re closing in on our first complete year here, in Israel. December 12 will be one year. I have to go change my NY State license (they give you a road test, too, brrrr…). Most nights we sleep with the air-conditioning off, which helps the pocketbook. We’ve already had two healthy rains coming down with a vengeance, one of them on Sukkot, but not the first night, so it’s OK.

I still don’t miss New York, except for the East River Park, which is now completely renovated and what a marvel and a delight. But come January it will be covered in a frosty blanket of snow while here, in Netanya, I’d be on the beach every day, dipping my footsies in the tide. So you win some and lose some.

The world is fresh this morning. The air is sweet. I might just go make myself a cup of tea and sit by the panorama window in the living room and watch the palm tree outside. That one ain’t going reddening any time soon. He is indigenous to the two-season Middle East: 9 months summer, 3 months winter.

I never had a palm tree in my front yard before. There’s a lot to watch…

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