Those prickly sabras

Sabra is iconic Israeli fruits that became metaphors for born Israelis (my term for Israelis born in Israel, as opposed to immigrants like us). The plant itself apparently originated in Mexico. https://www.flickr.com/photos/pejrm/28176952876/in/album-72157673661708265/ I've come across these prickly plants a number of times since we arrived in Israel and I am developing a bit of a…

Sunday night hottest night in Israel’s history – Israel News, Ynetnews

The heat has been incredible the last few days and August is only just beginning. Thank goodness for air conditioning. I'm dreading the electricity bill though. Sunday was the hottest day of the year in Israel, and the high temperatures continued into Monday and don't appear to be letting up anytime soon. Source: Sunday night…
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