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Jan 15, 2019, 6:35 PM
Tales from the Edge: The Land of Freaking Rainbows
This very rainy season brings with it a winter’s tale of political intrigue, upcoming elections, and uncertain regional winds. It’s stormy inside and out. But unlike the weather, our internal storms continue even as the skies turn blue. I...
Jan 7, 2019, 3:59 PM
Tales from the Edge: The University and the Uniform
I came across two stories lately. The first about a pacifist who served almost 6 months in jail for refusing to serve in the Israeli army because of the occupation. The second about the university lecturer who refused to...
Jan 2, 2019, 7:17 PM
Tales from the Edge: The Rise and Fall of the Rain Radar
I don’t know what it’s like far away in the center of the country, but here in the North we’re in crisis. The Macam Geshem (the rain radar) has fallen, and like a phoenix, it might take some years...
Jan 1, 2019, 2:23 AM
Tales from the Edge: When the Storytellers Leave
In the land where nobody sits on the fence without eventually falling off, the story of whence we came is as least as important as the story of whither we go. There are countries where this is not true....
Jun 27, 2013, 11:34 PM
Bread and Pottery in the Perfume Quarter
Hearts light from a good night's sleep. Breakfast walked off with a hike along the crater, we found ourselves in the industrial area on the northern road out of Mitzpe Ramon, for a last glance before heading home. The industrial area...
Jun 23, 2013, 3:32 PM
A night alone at the house in the desert
The drive south was long, and a two hour fight to the death for viewing space at the IDF Officer Graduation Ceremony (think 800 proud Israeli parents with Mary Poppins-like coolboxes containing the entire gamut of world cuisine) finished us off....
Rayne Wiselman is a writer living in a kibbutz in the Galilee. Never quite sure how she ended up here, she mostly loves and never tires of living in this marvelous messy country.