Where we celebrate everything

I was in the Ben Avi liquor/wine shop in Nahalat Shiva. As the proprietor and I were discussing the smokiness level of a certain single malt, I realized that “White Christmas” was playing on the music loop in the store. When I pointed it out, he laughed, shrugged, and said: “We’re Israeli, we celebrate everything all the time”.

I love this city.

Irene Rabinowitz

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Irene Rabinowitz is a native New Englander who made aliyah in 2014. After a long career in the non-profit sector, she now consults with NGOs both in Israel and the United States. She writes, walks Jerusalem streets, and drinks a lot of coffee. She blogs for the Times of Israel and on her personal site.

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