Saturday, January 11, 2003


Namesake Watch




Helen Frankenthaler
Mary Mary
Lincoln Center, 1990

An Israeli-Russian reporter discovers America (in Russian)
Stunning: The Babel Project

Friday, January 10, 2003

MARY, MARY SO CONTRARY
Sung by Malcolm Mooney

Mary, oh Mary, so quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
These silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty men all in our room,
When you see contrary Mary,
Told her eye, refuse to terry.
We spoke very soft and slow
Without your pretty men, Mary,
Standing in a row.
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary.

Smoke a high cool cigarette,
Turn around and then we left,
Smiling as the way began to grow,
We got your pretty men all in a row.
Mary, Mary, so quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
These silver bells and cockle shells
And pretty men all in our room,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary.
When you see contrary Mary,
Told her eye, refuse to terry.
We spoke very soft and slow,
We got your pretty men standing in a row.
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary,
Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary, Mary.



ALTERNATIVE TRANSCRIPTIONS

When you see contrary Mary = Went to see contrary Mary
(sent by Eugene Tyurkin)

from a "Monster Movie" - never heard of it
Cranks Dot Net
cranks, crackpots, kooks & loons on the net
National Union, NRP vie for Anglo votes
By Orly Halpern

Right-wing non-Likud parties are actively vying for the Anglo vote - and against each other. This week, both National Union and the National Religious Party (NRP) organized events with listed politicians in Jerusalem.


Too available, not wanted
By Orly Halpern

An unemployed American haredi woman living in Beit Shemesh helped U.S. Senator Andrew Harris (Rep.) win his election race against all odds last November. It doesn't do Dr. Chevy Weiss much good here.


Roll up, roll up, but let's not forget the environment
By Charlotte Halle

"I want to represent all the people who feel that this country is disappearing through our fingers and has lost its direction," says Green Leaf party candidate Dan Goldenblatt. He still looks a little bemused to be told he is the Anglo most likely to end up in the next Knesset.


S. Africa aliya drive flops
By Charlotte Halle

Special financial incentives for South Africans who immigrated to Israel in 2002 failed to make any significant impact on the numbers coming here - mainly for economic reasons, say professionals in the field, meaning an improved economic situation in South Africa and a worsening one here.


The arts of fighting stress
By Orly Halpern

Jewish women living in Gush Etzion have found a creative new way to cope with intifada stress - the arts. On Sunday in Alon Shvut there was the 14th performance of "Esther", an original all-women musical from the Efrat and Gush Etzion Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company.


Email 'kidney plea' raises $100,000
By Charlotte Halle

An American-born resident of Moshav Mevo Modi'in is flying to South Africa on Sunday after raising $100,000 in two weeks to fund a life-saving kidney transplant operation.


Birthright kids rule OK
By Orly Halpern

3,000 young Jews come a-rocking with Jewish identity


Anglo Election Diary

Letters to the Editor

Anglo File Shorts
National Union, NRP vie for Anglo votes
By Orly Halpern

Right-wing non-Likud parties are actively vying for the Anglo vote - and against each other. This week, both National Union and the National Religious Party (NRP) organized events with listed politicians in Jerusalem.


Too available, not wanted
By Orly Halpern

An unemployed American haredi woman living in Beit Shemesh helped U.S. Senator Andrew Harris (Rep.) win his election race against all odds last November. It doesn't do Dr. Chevy Weiss much good here.


Roll up, roll up, but let's not forget the environment
By Charlotte Halle

"I want to represent all the people who feel that this country is disappearing through our fingers and has lost its direction," says Green Leaf party candidate Dan Goldenblatt. He still looks a little bemused to be told he is the Anglo most likely to end up in the next Knesset.


S. Africa aliya drive flops
By Charlotte Halle

Special financial incentives for South Africans who immigrated to Israel in 2002 failed to make any significant impact on the numbers coming here - mainly for economic reasons, say professionals in the field, meaning an improved economic situation in South Africa and a worsening one here.


The arts of fighting stress
By Orly Halpern

Jewish women living in Gush Etzion have found a creative new way to cope with intifada stress - the arts. On Sunday in Alon Shvut there was the 14th performance of "Esther", an original all-women musical from the Efrat and Gush Etzion Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company.


Email 'kidney plea' raises $100,000
By Charlotte Halle

An American-born resident of Moshav Mevo Modi'in is flying to South Africa on Sunday after raising $100,000 in two weeks to fund a life-saving kidney transplant operation.


Birthright kids rule OK
By Orly Halpern

3,000 young Jews come a-rocking with Jewish identity


Anglo Election Diary

Letters to the Editor

Anglo File Shorts

Thursday, January 09, 2003

A COMPARATIVE DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAUCASIAN LANGUAGES: PREFACE
buttafly, the anti-blogger
Live Journal discussion on life, migration and everything else (in Russian)
Adolf Born on a Czech art site. Lovely.
Site of Daniel Sibony, horrible design