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The Great Israeli Poet

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On January 13, 2021
My Israeli twitter feed is united in a collective plotz this morning over Nancy Pelosi’s referencing of “the great Israeli poet, Ehud Manor”, in her speech to Congress yesterday. To expand a little on Pelosi’s words, because I think this is something LGM readers will relate to: Ehud Manor can certainly be described as a […]
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Some Sunday Distractions

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On November 1, 2020
So, these next few days are going to suck, aren’t they? Even if the results are all we hope, waiting for them is going to be unbearable. I don’t have much to offer by way of comfort or reassurance, but I did spend most of the last six weeks on lockdown (and the last two […]

Rebeccas

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On October 25, 2020

Netflix has released a new film version of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the first feature film adaptation of the book since Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning version from 1940. (Though ther

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Watch Out

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On October 10, 2020
BBC America has released a trailer for its upcoming series The Watch, nominally based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, specifically the ones set in Ankh Morpork and among the officers of the city watch. I know that there are a lot of Discworld fans among the commentariat here, and that Sam Vimes, the irritable, fallible, […]

Elite Panic

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On September 18, 2020

Happy 5781, LGM! May the year and its curses end; may the year and its blessings begin. As you may have already read, Israel is greeting the new year by going back into lockdown, the first country to

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