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In Exile, at Home — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

September 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Culture and Ideas, Judaism and Religion

Haim Watzman The stranger wore a threadbare black sports jacket that looked like it might have come from a second-hand shop and a dusty black kipah. He stroked his short beard as he walked up and down the rows of graves as the ox plows, stopping for a few beats at each to read the […]

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The Secret of Low Expectations–“Necessary Stories” Column, The Jerusalem Report

October 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman I remember a high wind and driving rain. Night is darker here, I thought, as the bus’s engine expired in a series of knocks that sounded like the final beats of a broken heart. We pulled our duffel bags and backpacks from the luggage compartment and dragged them in the direction of the […]

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