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The new Moshava park in Zichron Yaakov

A new park opened this summer in Zichron Yaakov with the usual pose and ceremony due to a major in an election year. But it was still easy enough to block out all the self-congratulating speeches and just enjoy the entire spectacle.
We had people standing in long ques vying for the right to buy an expensive hamburger or a small slice of pizza (yes, me too)Young children had various kids TV-personalities entertaining them from a temporary stageThe light water fountain changed colors and magicked all of usWe had the very popular Israeli band דג נחש (Fish Snake) playing their hits songs ( I am also a fan)It felt as if every young child in Zichron were climbing about on the spanking-new jungle gyms and monkey bars

The Jerusalem Pine of Israel - a hate/love story

I have always taken offense at the Jerusalem pine trees that one sees dotted all over the landscape here in Israel.
They are just too scraggy, skinny and needle-ly and let's be honest: UGLY. I mean just look at it...