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Hooligan Oil — “Necessary Stories” from The Jerusalem Report

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Culture and how to buy cialis Ideas

Haim Watzman Hooligan oil? Did you say hooligan oil? I’m so sorry, I was deep into this letter from my sister back east, I didn’t even hear you come into the store. It’s so quiet this time of day, in the early afternoon, sometimes I just close up and go for a walk. Alaska’s spring […]

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The Devil and Theodor Herzl — “Necessary Stories” from The Jerusalem Report

July 1st, 2013 · 3 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman Herzl carefully adjusted his mouse-gray gloves and followed the cialis discount canada for sale young secretary through a massive door held open by a uniformed footman. “Mr. Herzl, Your Excellency,” the secretary said crisply, standing as stiff as a sentry at a military tomb. The man at the desk carefully penned notes in the margins of a document. […]

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Passion — “Necessary Stories” from The Jerusalem Report

May 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas, Judaism and Religion

Haim Watzman We were just getting on the New Jersey Turnpike when Danny Engel bent over his guitar and placed his lips on those of Debbie Lieberman. Both of cheapest price for cialis them were sitting on the floor in the aisle of the crowded bus that was taking our Washington Metro Area Midrasha’s students back from a Chabad […]

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Odysseus Eats — “Necessary Stories” from The Jerusalem Report

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman “Have a biscuit,” I offered, pushing a plate of petit beurres toward him. “Sorry I don’t have anything better.” He giggled. I took a sip of syrupy Turkish coffee and a bite out of one of the flat and get cipro without prescriptions fluted cookies, cardboard with a whiff of artificial vanilla. I picked up my pen, […]

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Bananas — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

July 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman Yes, that’s my seat, but don’t worry about it, just let me squeeze past, I’ve gained some weight and the belly doesn’t squeeze like it used to, I’ll sit over there next to you. No, really, it’s just fine, yes, that’s my name on the seat, but how could you know, you’re a […]

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Bottom Up — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

June 18th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman It was Timothy Asfal’s fingers that caught my eye when I boarded an overloaded 21 bus at Davidka Square on the way home to Talpiot. I could see them clearly because he was seated in the front row, on the aisle just behind the driver, clutching a plastic DVD box. Tim has the […]

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Little Secrets– “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman “Don’t look,” said my friend Alon. “But the viagra 50 mg online former Shin Bet chief just sat down at the table to our right.” I gazed intently into my soy latte and then, without moving my head, squinted over in the direction of cialis pills said table. “All I see is a blur,” I said. “I think I […]

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Spring — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

March 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman Dani held his coffee glass up to the sky. The residue the Turkish coffee grounds left on the sides filtered the rays of the late March sun like a gossamer veil that brings to light precisely what it hides. Nuriel, Dani, and I were on our bellies on the top of a desert […]

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Once More, With Feeling — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

February 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman The sniffles turned into sobs during the dissonant piccolo solo. The Israel Philharmonic was about four minutes into the first movement of Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony and the weeping distracted me from the conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, who seemed not so much to buy viagra canadian pharmacy be cuing the orchestra as to performing a long slow death dance. […]

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Unstocking the where can i get cipro pills Characters: Thoughts on Three New Works of Short Fiction

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman I almost stopped reading Aurelie Sheehan’s short story “Recognition” after the first sentence. Oh, God, another piece of fiction about a writer, written by a writer who only knows how to write about writing for an incestuous circle of other writers. But I had a rare opportunity to dip into some short fiction […]

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Winter — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

January 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman “Can I get some cooperation here?” asks Yoel in the firm but plaintive voice of prescription viagra a reserve platoon commander. Tourjeman, Brosh, and I are sitting like three monkeys (bald, sandy blond, bearded; wiry, fit, and flabby) on a small mound at the foot of the dusty spur that we’ve been charging up all […]

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The Truth About Dave — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

November 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman I think it was my senior year in high school in which my friend Dave first discovered the truth. And since I was his best friend, he was determined to impart the truth to me as well. It was a cover story in Time magazine, I’m pretty sure, that set Dave off. It […]

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