Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday morning I had to go to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. At 8:40 AM I got on my bicycle and cycled 15-20 minutes to the dentists. They injected one half of my jaw with anaesthetic and then cleaned it with what felt like a wire brush.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
My daughter just got her first passport and now I am faced with the decision of whether I should try and get her a British passport too. My son has three passports: British, US and Israeli (his mother is American). It's fine as long as they don't all start requiring compulsory military service or taxes. At this stage he's too young for the Mossad to send his doubles (or in his case trebles) to Dubai. I somehow avoided this fate, probably because my surname "Lowenstein" is too obviously Jewish (it isn't Jewish).
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
According to official Facebook statistics there are over 400 million users of Facebook. And it continues to grow. Google are sufficiently freaked to have launched the rival Buzz service without properly figuring out the implications.
Although Zionism and Arab Nationalism are at loggerheads over Palestine (or perhaps Southern Syria), the two have a certain amount in common...
My grandmother, Betty Löwenstein (maiden name Ehrlich), escaped Germany by fleeing east and caught one of the last Trans-Siberian trains bef...
A few days before Israel's last election, I was sent a link by an NGO dedicated to maintaining “pure elections”. The NGO, Mishmar Habhir...
Hope I grew up knowing very little about my birth grandmother - not even her name - although I knew that she had been killed in the Holoca...