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  • Birds & Bees

    By Ilana Angel

    November 21, 2016 | 5:54 am

    Last week I was out for lunch with Google when a wasp landed on my napkin. He sat with me for a very long time. He looked at me for a quick second and just hung out. He was tiny and cute, if you can consider such creatures cute. I sat still thinking he would go, but he stayed. He...

  • Encounter with a Hawk

    By Ilana Angel

    June 17, 2016 | 5:49 pm

    This morning as I sat at my computer writing, there was a huge bang on the window that I face. It was so shocking I screamed and jumped up, almost scared to look out the window. As I slowly rose up to see what happened, I saw it. There was a red tail hawk sitting on the roof...

  • Swoop, pivot and soar – starlings embrace the southern Israel sky

    January 4, 2016 | 10:27 am

    Breathtaking "murmurations" – dark, shifting shapes that look like vast dancing clouds – fill the skies of southern Israel and surrounding areas in winter.

    Starlings from Russia and east Europe winter in the Holy Land, swooping, pivoting and soaring, putting on a display to shame...

  • The Birds In The Cities

    By Emily Stern

    February 19, 2014 | 9:54 am

    It is nice to see the birds in the city
    because birds are not martyrs.


    While standing at the western wall,

    she points to the birds saying surreptitiously,

    "There are no birds at the western wall."


    The Ram Bam says that on angels, wings are a metaphor.

    Wings are...

  • Birds of a feather flock together

    November 29, 2012 | 10:05 am

    Every winter, hundreds of millions of tourists (some of them no larger than a finger) defy travel warnings to visit the Holy Land. They don’t spend much money in Israel, and some stay for only a few hours. They visit the country’s “pubs” before flying off again.

    They also don’t...

  • What kind of Veterinarian are you?

    By Ilana Angel

    March 26, 2012 | 7:10 am

    It poured rain in Los Angeles for most of Sunday.  It is now Monday and it is still raining.  This city does not do well in the rain.  Those of us who came here from places with actual weather are easily separated from the natives because for the most part, we are the ones who know...

  • Books: Bird-watching and ‘the Jewish question’

    By Jonathan Rosen

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    No doubt because I once worked at a Jewish newspaper and have written a novel about a woman rabbi -- not to mention a work of nonfiction called "The Talmud and the Internet" -- I am sometimes asked if my new book about bird-watching, "The Life of the Skies," is a Jewish book.

    At the...