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LOOKING FOR A LOST SYNAGOGUE IN IBIZA

I just spent two hours prowling the alleys and back streets of the Old City of Ibiza in search of a secret synagogue hidden in a convent on a street once called Street of the Jews. I did find the convent but could not get into the basement despite my flirtations with the nuns. I […]

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I Discovered a Fascist Concentration Camp on the Island of Formentera Spain

My time spent on the island is part indolence ,being a beach bum eating paella,dancing and singing flamenco in a bar,swimming throughout the day and sipping cortados at seaside at a trendy restaurant . I admit there is more than that . It may surprise you to learn that the islands of Ibiza and Formentera […]

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Hummus In my Kitchen Tonight

I n my kitchen tonight a quick dinner of Israeli hummus with chickpeas,tahini,shatta which is an Arab hot pepper sauce which is excellent,olive oil,garlic cloves,cumin,red pepper,salted chopped parsley and paprika with Lebanese pita.I also use the leftover chickpea water called aquafaba .. .i don’t measure but do it intuitively. The pita i usually get is […]

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Leonard Cohen and Me.

. This is not meant to aggrandize my relationship with Leonard. We knew each other but not well. We never hung out together except that once… I lived just down the street from him on St Dominique and we would see each other in passing both of us bundled up against the frost and cold.I […]

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