Category Archives: Christmas

MUSIC & VIDEO | I don’t know how they did this, but I’m glad they did…

The location is the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona, Spain. The artistic team includes the Barcelona Ars Nova and the Orchestra Barroca Catalana… plus some 350 vocalists (they say), all pulled together virtually/digitally into one seamless and … Continue reading

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Awaiting You in Bethlehem: Banksy’s Quirky “Walled-Off Hotel”

I have a certain affinity for the absurd. Not absurdity for its own sake, mind you, but the kind that instructs and illuminates, that comments upon our world and helps us grapple with the harsh realities it confronts us with. … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls, Ring in the New. Or not…

Another straight-shooting piece by Nazareth-based journalist Jonathan Cook. It is reproduced below in full (including links to sources), without comment. The article is found on-line at Cook’s web-site HERE. <> <> <> The terror lurking in a Christmas tree Israel … Continue reading

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UPDATED | Saint Nicola of the North

CHRISTMAS EVE, 2011  / JERUSALEM When I saw this in Haaretz today — about Israel’s unofficial Santa Claus — it was irresistible. Just when I thought I’d heard it all… The brief article is reproduced in full below. Also, here’s a link to an … Continue reading

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