Far from Nazareth in spirit

There is nothing biblical about Tel Aviv, Israel, which according to a Christian legend, was named after named after Noah's son, Japhet. (see below) Instead the city was founded in 1909 as a Jewish garden suburb on the ancient Mediterranean port of Jaffa (Arabic, now called Yafo Hebrew).  Most of Israel’s large corporations are headquartered … Continue reading Far from Nazareth in spirit

Brussels at Christmas

BRUSSELS’S GRAND PLACE CHRISTMAS MARKET BRUSSELS, BELGIUMOne of Europe’s most impressive plazas, Brussels’s Grand Place is home to a procession of festivals and events throughout the year,but becomes an extravaganza for Christmas shoppers.  My brother who lived there for several years, thought it was the tops.