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Review with Magnolia Buds

magnolia buds
Magnolia Buds in January 2010

On My Blog

South Park and Eighth in the snow shed windows and window on a house Red Rose Hip
giraffe zoo drawing daughter in front of flowers

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere

  • Ilana-Davita asked some good questions about the parsha (which is Bo, about the end of the ten plagues and is quite violent).
  • I finally finished reading Laish by Aharon Appelfeld, which is reviewed beautifully here by Jew Wishes. I cannot even begin to imagine being a 15 year old without parents who is raised by this caravan, but in some ways it is similar to Aharon Appelfeld’s story, who also lost his parents quite young.
  • Mrs. S. is playing one of my favorite games, Othello. But she seems to be changing the rules.
  • Muqata has an eye witness account about the IDF field hospital in Haiti: “A doctor and nurse from Germany came. They heard this is best hospital in Haiti. An emergency room team from Colombia arrived with all their equipment and asked if they could set up next to us to be part of our hospital. England is the enlightened country in Europe, the one which has an academic boycott of Israel; twenty British doctors and nurses asked to work with us.”
  • Melissa wrote “It Takes a Community.”
Ilana-Davita says

Thanks for including my questions in your review. I like the acount about the IDF hospital in Haiti.
Shabbat Shalom!

Jew Wishes says

You have had a busy week! I enjoyed your photos, and your zoo visit. Your magnolia bud photo is beautiful, so delicate and bathed in light.

Thank you for the link!

Leora says

Here I thought I didn't have much time at all for my blog this week (too busy working!) - but I did take out the time to put up some favorite pics.

Deborah Rey says

Shabbat Shalom to All of you.

Mrs. S. says

Thanks for the link, and Shabbat Shalom!

James says

Another great round of pictures! :)

Shabbat Shalom!

ramblingwoods says

Are these new buds out now? The birds are all making spring sounds and we have a long way to go, but it makes me hopeful....

Leora says

Yes, I took this photo this week.

Caron says

The magnolia buds look like pussywillow.

Melissa says

Thank you for including me in your post.

Hope you had a wonderful Shabbos. I am on the lookout for a havdalah set on the Internet. I cannot wait to start this in my home.

Robin from Israel says

I hope those buds mean spring isn't that far away! I'll wish that winter stays around a few more days though so that your Berkshires weather improves and you get back out onto the slopes.

Leora says

Today was a great ski day, so that made up (sort of) for the bad weather yesterday. Thanks.


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